This study compared cognitive profiles of individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), finding that retired athletes with history of concussion and non-athletes without history of concussion performed similarly on many cognitive domains (verbal memory, verbal fluency, and processing speed), with athletes demonstrating somewhat lower scores on naming and speeded visual attention measures. Results suggest overall relatively similar cognitive profiles between the groups, despite one group having a history of concussions.
Didehbani, N., Fields, L. M., Wilmoth, K., LoBue, C., Hart, J., & Cullum, C. M. (2020). Mild cognitive impairment in retired professional football players with a history of mild traumatic brain injury: A pilot investigation. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 33(3), 208-217.