Neuropsychological impairment as a consequence of football (soccer) play and football heading: preliminary analyses and report on university footballers.

@article{Rutherford2005NeuropsychologicalIA,
  title={Neuropsychological impairment as a consequence of football (soccer) play and football heading: preliminary analyses and report on university footballers.},
  author={Andrew Rutherford and Richard Stephens and Douglas P Potter and Gordon Fernie},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={299-319}
}
Previous research has claimed neuropsychological impairment occurs as a result of professional and amateur football play, and, specifically, football heading. However, much of this research exhibits substantial methodological problems. By investigating less committed amateur level footballers, the current study sought to gain some insight into the developmental history of any neuropsychological consequences of football play. University football, rugby and noncontact sports players were compared… CONTINUE READING

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