Cognitive Assessment, Research Link

Good News for Soccer Players? A little bit of heading perhaps not so bad for your head.

This experiment assigned participants to one of three treatment conditions: 1) Heading training 2)Soccer training without heading 3) No treatment control. Neuropsychological tests of attention and working memory failed to show any short-term negative effects of heading training (other than more headaches in female participants). Interpretation of this study should be interpreted cautiously: There may be long-term effects of heading that the study was not designed to measure.