I am a fan of combat sports such as boxing and martial arts. In competition a person might get hit and temporary lose consciousness, often for a fraction of a second before they regain their senses. I would like to know what is happening on a physiological level when this occurs.
- What is actually happening that forces the person to go unconscious?
- Some people have "iron chins" and never have this happen, even when they get hit. Why could this be?
- How strong of an indicator is this loss of consciousness for long-term damage?
- Say Albert and Richard both get hit with an equal amount of force. Albert loses consciousness temporarily and Richard does not. Does this mean Albert experienced a greater degree of trauma than Richard?
Thank you for any help. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum, please move if necessary.