Symptoms after sport-related concussions alter gestural functions

Symptoms after sport-related concussions (SRC) are common. Because post-concussion symptoms are often not clearly visible, speech-accompanying gestures may help clinicians to gain additional information about the patient ’s history and symptoms during medical consultation. We hypothesized that athletes with SRC and who suffered from persisting symptoms would display more gestures during concussion assessment protocols when compared to non-concussed athletes because of the athletes’ previous motor-sensory experie nces made during the concussive event.
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Original research Source Type: research

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