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art of darkness: a story of CTE

this is the story of Greg Ploetz

Austinite   Pictures

about CTE

  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalapathy (CTE) is a progressive and degenerative brain disease caused by repeated head trauma


  • CTE can only be diagnosed by an autopsy after death


  • CTE has been found in football players' brains as young as 18 years old as well as players that have not played in decades. It has also been found in other athletes that experience cuncussions and subconcussive hits to the head


  • CTE is different than Alzheimer's and other dementias. Its symptoms can include  confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, memory loss, and eventually progressive dementia.


This information was gathered from the CTE Center at Boston University.

For more information on CTE and BU's work please visit

all art on this website was made by Greg Ploetz. his art will be featured in an exhibition called "FRIDAY NIGHT: LIGHTS OUT" at Fort Works Art in Fort Worth, TX in September 2017. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
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