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Brain Study Shows Impulsivity May Weigh Down Some Individuals

Researchers at the Center for BrianHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have found a link between having an impulsive personality and a high body mass index (BMI). The findings published in the journal Obesity demonstrate that having an impulsive personality — the tendency to consistently react with little forethought —  is the key factor that links brain patterns of impulsivity and a high BMI.
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Center for BrainHealth Researcher Awarded $2.7 Million to Study Traumatic Brain Injury in Military Service Members

Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, deputy director of the Center for BrainHealth, has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) under the Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program. The grant will fund research, via a virtual technology platform, to improve cognitive and functional deficits for veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

Who needs stress? We all do. Here’s why

If you could do something to decrease your risk of memory failure, to increase your self-confidence, to be a better public speaker, to improve your brain, to help you deal with back pain, to bust out of your comfort zone, to make your children more resilient ... would you do it? Dr. Ian Robertson, author of The Stress Test, explains how we can glean benefits from stress.

How Stress Can Make You Stronger, According to Science

Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Ian Robertson explains in a Time.com article how you can make stress work for you.

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What Simple Action Lifts Your Mood and Confidence?

Dr. Ian Robertson discusses his new book, The Stress Test, and how squeezing your right hand into a fist can lift your mood and boost your confidence.

Top 10 Center for BrainHealth Breakthroughs in 2016

As we look back at 2016, we remember 10 breakthroughs that advanced brain science, six new faces who shaped our year and celebrate more than 60,000 people we have reached in 24 states through our research initiatives and programmatic offerings at the Center for BrainHealth and its Brain Performance Institute.

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Study: Impulsivity may weigh down some people

The findings from the lab of Dr. Francesca Filbey at the Center for BrainHealth, published in the journal Obesity, demonstrate that having an impulsive personality—the tendency to consistently react with little forethought— is the key factor that links brain patterns of impulsivity and a high BMI.

How to Recover From Emotional Exhaustion

A big fight. Or a day of parenting fails. Or maybe (yay!) an engagement. No matter the high or low from the day before, it can be hard to wake up and carry on as usual. So don’t. Here is some expert advice from Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth, on how to react, restart, or return to earth after an emotional event. Ready? Let’s rise—and shine.

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