Opinion: Brain damage has nothing to do with how many punches you take

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  1. superpunch Gold Belt

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    The 80/20 rule applies to everything else. So, why not brain damage?

    20% of the "cause" produces 80% of the "effect" and then the law of diminishing returns kicks in.

    You see the 80/20 rule on talent in guys like Forrest Griffin who are workaholics but, at the end of the day, are just pretty good fighters. Then you get guys like Jon Jones who snorts coke during training camp and is the GOAT.

    I think that brain damage is mostly genetic. Your brain is either genetically programmed to repair itself after getting hit or it's not. I think that the amount of getting hit matters less than your brain's genetic ability to repair itself.

    There are guys that have never even had a fight and have just trained in the gym but slur their speech. Then there are guys like Overeem who have been KOd just too many times and seems really smart. Guys like Muhammad Ali who gets Parkinsons and then guys like George Chuvalo who got his jawbone cracked in half by Frazier's left hook, fought Ali multiple times, fought Foreman, fought Jerry Quarry, fought Floyd Patterson, just ate the most brutal shots from the hardest punchers and most dangerous guys in history. Considered to have the best chin in history. Sounds completely lucid at 81 years old.

    This is just my opinion, which is totally not a medical opinion and based on absolutely no knowledge of anything. What is your opinion?
     
  2. ClueChap don't let the belt fool ya boi

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    You can spend aaaallll day shuffling words around but the salient facts are these; hitting the organ that does thinking very very hard reapeatedly will affect it negatively thus causing brain damage/mental illness
     
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  3. L0ki Silver Belt

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    There's a lot more work to be done in the field.

    We have astroglial cells, which are self repairing in our brain.

    The movie Concussion would be good to watch.

    I think it was based on one of the first people to actively study how getting hit effects the brain, if I remember the synopsis correctly.

    Even taking that into consideration, that's not a very long time to have a field open to study. That's still a very new window.
     
  4. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    I can't really argue that genetics might have a play in it.

    I also think the massive weight cutting before getting struck in the head repeatedly may amplify the amount of CTE probability.
     
  5. DatSamboKid Black Belt

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    I love when Sherdogs think they’re doctors.
     
  6. L0ki Silver Belt

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    Bachelor's of Science with Biology, Psychology and Physics as majors.

    There's another guy here with a Bachelor's or masters in Psychology, though he either changed his name or doesn't post often anymore.
     
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    And accountants/businessmen.
     
  8. WHITE ANDERSON Black Belt

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    a century of neuroscience debunked just like that
     
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    maybe TS has a point but Sherdog is not the place to debate neuroplasticity
     
  11. riitzni Silver Belt

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    Much smarter people than us have tried to unravel this TS. It amounts to straight up "we have no fucking idea what we're doing still".

    If we knew how a brain worked, like all of it, fully, completely, we could build one and have an artificial life form achieve consciousness. That's probably not happening for centuries, if it ever happens at all.

    All we do know for sure is that getting punched in the head a lot is not good for your brain and you probably shouldn't do it.
     
  12. GreatWhiteBuffalo Banned Banned

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    In other words: a few college courses where the bulk of the info “learned” was only memorized to be regurgitated on a test? Oh
     
  13. Woldog твоя мама гей

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    The punches are not the cause of brain damage, it is the micro tears that cause the brain fibers to harden and scar causing CTE, if you aren't getting micro tears you'll be fine though avoiding them would be near impossible.
    I am a brain expert and doctor man who had practiced for 17 years before my licence was revoked for giving consistently wrong advice.
     
  14. kingghidrah Green Belt

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    A lot of it's random luck. Some people lay back on the sofa wrong and can't think straight ever again, and other people have a steel spike driven through their skull and go on pretty much normal.
     
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  16. Rondas Pillow Black Belt

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    I think ts has been hit in the head too much.
     
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    Jesus fucking Christ TS. Look up tau proteins.
     
  18. private user Necktie Aficionado

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    And probably infinitely more versed on the subject than you, give the man his props. Did you attend university? Were you dedicated enough to learn multiple majors, particularly as difficult as human anatomy and physics. I have a BA with a focus in supply chain management, I recognize the work put in to earn that, much less 3 majors. Dont be a hater dude
     
  19. Sapp Silver Belt

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    How can you even form an opinion under these circumstances?
     
  20. Liquid Samurai Purple Belt

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    None of this will even matter once brain transplants become a thing...
     

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