Working memory capacity among collegiate student athletes: Effects of sport-related head contacts, concussions, and working memory demands

@article{Mayers2011WorkingMC,
  title={Working memory capacity among collegiate student athletes: Effects of sport-related head contacts, concussions, and working memory demands},
  author={Lester B. Mayers and Thomas S. Redick and Sheila H. Chiffriller and Ashley N Simone and Keith R Terraforte},
  journal={Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={532 - 537}
}
Objective: To measure working memory capacity among a cohort of collegiate athletes and to compare results between athletes competing in head-contact-prone sports with those not subject to repeated head contacts. A secondary objective was to determine the effect of sport-related concussion on working memory capacity. Design: Ambidirectional cohort study. Setting: Athletics department at an American university. Participants: Student athletes competing in various sports. Interventions: None. Main… 
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