Trailer for NFL Concussion Film Debuts; Oliver Sacks Remembered

Where #Neurology and Culture Intersect


Trailer for NFL Concussion Film Debuts

Columbia Pictures recently released the trailer for Concussion, a new film examining concussions in American football. Starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin, the film chronicles forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu’s discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in football players’ brains. The movie is set for release this December.

Further reading: 

Oliver Sacks Remembered

Following the death of Oliver Sacks in August, various media sources offered tribute to the famed neurologist’s life and career. Many accounts focused on Dr. Sacks’ work on individuals with unusual brain disorders, as well as his experimentation with recreational drugs.

Further reading: NPR

“While I’ve always wanted to get people’s stories, I also like to know what’s going on in the brain, and how this wonderful two or three pounds of stuff in the head is able to underlie our imagination, underlie our soul, our individuality.”

—Oliver Sacks

Excerpted from Jon Hamilton’s remembrance for National Public Radio (link above).

Tweets of Note

Follow @PracticalNeuro for the latest news and research updates in neurology and neuroscience.


Contact Info

For advertising rates and opportunities:
Wendy Terry

About Practical Neurology

Launched in 2002, Practical Neurology is a publication uniquely dedicated to presenting current approaches to patient management, synthesis of emerging research and data, and analysis of industry news with a goal to facilitate practical application and improved clinical practice for all neurologists. Our straightforward articles give neurologists tools they can immediately put into practice.