Concussions can disrupt brain connectivity in teens.
That’s according to a new report from researchers at the University of Rochester.
They found that adolescents and young adults who suffered three to five concussions had a disruption in the default mode network.
Researchers also noted that suffering three to five concussions has the potential for long-term disruption of cognitive processes.
The default mode network is a network of brain regions that becomes active when an individual is not involved in a specific mental task but is instead daydreaming, thinking about the future, or recalling memories.
Changes or disruptions in the network have been linked to a wide number of diseases and mental disorders.