This is a reminder that the September Theodore Talk takes place Sunday, September 25th at 2:30 pm Central.

The title is: Football Helmets and Brain Damage.

Medical research has shown that repeated head impacts to helmeted football players correlate with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) which tends to result in long-term degenerative brain disease termed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Dr. Ken Saczalski has spent decades researching the effects of impact on the human body. He has served as a technical advisor on vehicle safety matters to two U.S. Secretaries of Transportation and is a former member of the National Motor Vehicle Safety Advisory Council. He will show examples of head impacts, demonstrate how helmets are tested, outline the variables that affect helmet safety, and identify how helmets can be improved.

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A list of future Theodore Talks can be found on the Mensa National Events Calendar. Thank you for your interest in this Theodore Talk lecture.