A few more high profile athletes have announced their going to be posthumously donating their brains to CTE research. And this isn't just about football, and it isn't just about men.
While that donor registry is beginning to grow what's interesting today is that the most recent donations are from female Olympians. Sports media scholar Dr. Lauren Smith of Indiana University joins us to talk about the story. We discussed how we're coming to learn CTE isn't just about football or boxing, the wide gender disparity in brain research donors and a whole lot more.
She's also a contributor at 110Percent.
If you'd like to know a bit more about CTE, this is a good place to start on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.