Shweta Antani (C’03), drum section leader of the Penn Band, plays during halftime at the Penn-Columbia football game Oct. 19. The Quakers crushed Columbia, 44-10, before 11,208 fans at the annual Family Weekend game.
“It either means the highly educated brain has better strategies for recovery, or masks disabilities better than the less educated brain. It might be like the difference between losing an engine on a jet with four engines versus a jet with two.”
Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the Perelman School of Medicine, on a study that found that the more years of education people have, the more likely they are to recover from a traumatic brain injury. (NBC News, April 23, 2014)