You can’t help but be impressed by the research going on at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas. Top to bottom, I think they are putting in place the team that will lead to new breakthroughs in autism, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer’s, and other significant brain issues.
An annual sell-out series of public lectures held at the Center for BrainHealth, The Brain: An Owner’s Guide, presents the latest directions of brain research from top scientists blazing the path. The series, which is sponsored by The Container Store, takes place every Tuesday evening in February and gives leading researchers the opportunity to share cutting-edge discoveries with a welcoming audience hungry for brain health news.
The Dee Wyly Lecture
Make Your Brain Smarter
Sandi Chapman, Ph.D.
Dr. Chapman, the founder & chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair and author of Make Your Brain Smarter, will share why your brain health matters today and provide an easy plan to increase your creativity, energy and focus. Learn how to enhance your cognitive brain performance and how to continually strengthen your greatest asset: your brain.
The Emy Lou & Jerry Baldridge Lecture
Who’s in Charge? Free Will & the Science of the Brain
Michael Gazzaniga, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, founder of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, will share his theories on how the mind “constrains” the brain. With ingenious insight and humor, hear from the world leader of modern cognitive neuroscience about the science of our responsibility and culpability. Dr. Gazzaniga currently directs the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The J. Baxter Brinkmann Lecture
The Secret Lives of the Brain
David Eagleman, Ph.D.
Dr. David Eagleman, author of New York Times bestseller, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, will take you on a thrilling exploration of the mind leaving you asking: how much of our lives are steered by decisions and emotions that fly under the radar of conscious awareness? Dr. Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine.
The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation Lecture
How the Internet is Molding Your Mind
Mr. Lewis Lapham
Mr. Lapham, founder and Editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, will describe how we encounter various subjects on the Internet and rely on labels to dictate our responses and ways of thinking. Learn how the Internet has changed the brain and the ways in which we perceive information. For almost 30 years, Mr. Lapham was the editor of Harper’s Magazine, the second oldest continuously published magazine in the United States. He remains Editor Emeritus for Harper’s in addition to having authored numerous books.
Dr. Chapman, the founder & chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair and author of Make Your Brain Smarter, will share why your brain health matters today and provide an easy plan to increase your creativity, energy and focus. Learn how to enhance your cognitive brain performance and how to continually strengthen your greatest asset: your brain. This lecture is an addition to The Brain: An Owner’s Guide lectures series, which sold out in February.