Scientists and doctors have only just begun to unravel the mysteries of brain injuries. Here, some of the country's leading experts answer your questions about brain trauma.
What is brain damage? Are there different kinds?
There are many different kinds of brain damage. Neurons can be damaged directly and killed. There can be tearing and shearing of the axons, white matter connections between areas, often seen in closed-head injuries. Swelling applies pressure on the brain that can kill...Full Story