Educated Brain May Recover Better from Trauma
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Higher education could be a protective factor when it comes to brain injury, according to a newly published study. Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine analyzed medical records from 769 individuals who were ≥23 of age when they experienced a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Twenty-eight percent of the patients had no disability and were able to return to work or school one year after their injuries; only 10% of those with no high school diploma were disability-free, vs. 31% with some college education and 39% with a college degree.The findings however do not explain whether a brain with higher education levels has better recovery strategies or is just better at hiding disabilities.
A college education may do a lot more than provide better job opportunities — it may also make brains more resilient to trauma, a new study suggests. The more years of education people have, the more likely they will recover from a traumatic brain injury, according to the study published ...
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