Violent shocks resulting in concussions does not have different effects on either gender a recent study says. Women may experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing. The study involved 148 college athletes from 11 sports at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Know more about concussion here. All had taken tests of learning and processing along with other measures of the brain's abilities such as attention and working memory speed. 'The difference in performance between genders should be of great interest to athletes coaches athletic trainers and doctors who utilise baseline assessments to aid recovery protocols'