Concussion (2015)

Concussion (2015)
Movie: Concussion (2015)
Rating: PG-13
Length: 2hr 3min
Story Line: A retelling of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the effects of traumatic brain injuries on athletes.
Teaching With This Movie: What is a Concussion
Describe the biomechanics of a concussion for a person who is riding in the front passenger seat of a car and the car is hit on the passenger side. How might the effects of the concussion be different if the car is hit from behind at a high rate of speed? Be sure to include thoughts about second impact syndrome.
Idea #2: Ethical Implications of Research
Discuss the role of funding in scientific research and the ethical obligation to report accurate findings. In the case of concussion research funding, what role has the National Football League played in suppressing scientific findings.
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