Dr. Ann McKee: Why Doesn't the Brain's Plasticity Protect Us from CTE?

A cut heals. You can cope well without an appendix. But the brain's healing is limited. Each person has a limited number of neurons and Dr. Ann McKee talks about what it means when you lose them to a brain injury.

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Posted on BrainLine December 20, 2018.

This video was produced by BrainLine thanks to generous support from the Infinite Hero Foundation.

About the author: Ann McKee, MD

Ann McKee, MD is the chief neuropathologist for the Framingham Heart Study and the Boston University-based Centenarian Study. She is also the chief neuropathologist for the Boston-based Veterans Administration Medical Centers and for the Sports Legacy Institute.

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