Three hundred orange “phantom” heads graced the steps of the U.S. Customs house yesterday in an effort to raise awareness and educate the public about traumatic brain injury. The heads were placed on the steps by Force Protection, a manufacturer of armored vehicles used in Iraq, and the Medical University of South Carolina. These two have teamed up to study blast-related damage and traumatic brain injury. The “phantom” heads, made of gel and celery splayed in a pattern representing the brain, are used in the study’s blast tests.
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