Humans can sustain a concussion from a force as low as 60 G's, and if head trauma occurs continuously over the course of years – say, from a career playing American Football – then permanent and devastating brain injuries can follow. But the humble woodpecker inflicts forces of over 1,000 G's on itself regularly, so how does it protect itself from brain damage? According to a new study, it doesn't...
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