• News_&_Events_Nutcase_Helmets-Brain_Injury_Awareness_Month_2014.v2
    Big Brain,
    Bigger Helmets

    March 31, 2014

    Big Brain,
    Bigger Helmets

    March 31, 2014 Big Brain, Bigger Helmets After human beings became bipedal, our brains also evolved, becoming bigger. We’re now carrying around almost 3 pounds of brain per person. What we got with evolution and a bigger brain were many benefits, including a pre-frontal cortex, which helps humans (uniquely in the animal world) to simulate…

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    Friday Helmet Fun

    March 28, 2014

    Friday Helmet Fun

    March 28, 2014 Friday Helmet Fun Each Friday, we dig a little in the archives (Nutcase or otherwise) to find some helmet fun past, present, and future.  This week the fun includes this lovely photo of a giraffe-themed paint job on a bike spotted in Porto Alegre, Brazil by Instagram user Gilson de Azevedo. (The gum-pink…

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    What’s Your Hurry?

    March 27, 2014

    What’s Your Hurry?

    March 27, 2014 Here’s Your Helmet – What’s Your Hurry? As we near the end of Brain Injury Awareness month, we’ve talked a lot about brains and helmets, and why the two go so well together. The best reason for wearing a helmet is simple risk reduction. If you happen to love your brain and you love…

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    The Helpful Helmet

    March 26, 2014

    The Helpful Helmet

    March 26, 2014 The Helpful Helmet, or Why Babies Look Better With Painted Helmets Plagiocephaly sounds scary and dangerous. It isn’t, really. Plagiocephaly is flat-head syndrome, and it’s become ever more common since physicians started directing parents to put babies to sleep on their backs – and the backs of their heads – to reduce SIDS…

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    Water = Good For Your Brain

    March 25, 2014

    Water = Good For Your Brain

    March 25, 2014 Water On The Brain A new study shows that maybe we don’t need to worry about drinking too much water…as our brain seems to know when to stop. Researchers at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne, Australia showed through MRI images that the brain inhibits the swallowing reflex once we’ve…

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    Ring Them Bells!

    March 24, 2014

    Ring Them Bells!

    March 24, 2014 You Can Ring My Bell…Gently   There’s only one thing to do when you are riding your bike in Copenhagen and you hear a bike bell ring behind you. You move to the right, post haste. It’s not that Danish bell-ringers are generally or especially aggressive in the way they jingle. They…

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    Funny Helmetry

    March 21, 2014

    Funny Helmetry

    March 21, 2014 Five Funny Friday Helmets Helmet #1 for your Friday viewing pleasure. It’s a real helmet – you can buy the Helmodo for just $984. There are likely a lot more contenders for the funniest helmets of all time than we even imagine. For helmets go back a long way, the oldest known being those…

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  • News_&_Events_Nutcase_Helmets-Brain_Injury_Awareness_Month_2014.v2
    Safe Helmet,
    Safe Head

    March 20, 2014

    Safe Helmet,
    Safe Head

    March 20, 2014 Safe helmet, safe head Once you have a bicycle helmet you love, it will help protect your brain. You do have to remember to wear it. You have to have it with you, put it on correctly, and find a safe place to stash it when you are dashing in and out of…

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    Another Day to
    Love Your Brain

    March 19, 2014

    Another Day to
    Love Your Brain

    March 19, 2014 Another Day, Another Way #ilovemybrain Photo credit: Brian Dys Sahagun With brains being so complex, it’s perhaps best to simplify the rules on how to love your brain as much as possible. No. 1: Wear a helmet – naysayers aside, it’s the best brain insurance policy currently available. No. 2: Eat your blueberries.…

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    The Cussed Concussion

    March 18, 2014

    The Cussed Concussion

    March 18, 2014 The Cussed Concussion Mouse brain neurons color-coded, and showing filament-like axons and dendrites. Image: NIH Concussions seem to be the most fascinating of brain injuries. In the ‘old days’ i.e. circa the 20th century, the definition of concussion was pretty straightforward. You bonked your head hard, saw stars or lost consciousness, and came to…

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