Humans have always loved dangerous sports, from ancient chariot racing all the way to today’s football, soccer and hockey.
The next monthly "Science on Tap" will discuss if humans should play football and explore the neuroscience of concussions.
Despite safety equipment, head injuries have become increasingly common and evidence indicates that multiple concussions can accelerate certain forms of dementia and lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
What does that mean for both professional athletes and for kids who play on after school sports teams?
Come out on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00 pm to find out and learn what Dr. Larry Sherman, a neuroscientist at OHSU, has to say about it.
While you're there, grab a pint and sit back while you laugh and learn.
You can get advance tickets for this show online or at the Kiggins box office.