Brain abnormalities found in veterans with TBIs

Feb 11, 2013 by

A study of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan found that those with mild TBIs have measurable abnormalities in the white matter of their brains compared to those without TBIs. One study author referred to the abnormalities as “potholes” and said there’s a correlation between the number of “potholes” in the white matter and the “increased severity of cognitive alterations in executive functions – the ability to make a plan or a decision, for example.”