Routine Hits Playing Football Cause Damage to the Brain (image) Carnegie Mellon University Share Print E-Mail Caption From left to right: Brad Mahon, an associate professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and scientific director of the Program for Translational Brain Mapping at the University of Rochester, and Adnan Hirad, an M.D./Ph.D. candidate at the University of Rochester's Medical Scientist Training Program, led a study of college football players that found typical hits sustained from playing just one season cause structural changes to the brain. Credit Carnegie Mellon University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.