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Marijuana May Change Your Brain if You Smoke as a Teen

Can marijuana change your brain? Not only may that be the case, but the changes could vary by age. Scientists have found the age at which an adolescent begins using the drug may affect typical brain development.

Out of shape in middle age may mean a smaller brain later

Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas in Dallas, recently commented on a Boston University study focused on brain health and aerobic exercise.

Brain Boost: For people who have persistent symptoms after a traumatic brain injury

Neurology Now highlighted Drs. Chapman and Krawczyk’s DoD-funded study focused on traumatic brain injury in the February/March issue.

Texas Tech adopts SMART brain training for its 1Ls

Last year, the Texas Tech University School of Law introduced its entering first-year class to SMART (strategic memory advanced reasoning training), a program developed by the Center for BrainHealth, a research division of the University of Texas at Dallas, to improve cognitive performance.

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Symposium to provide global perspectives on brain health and the emerging field of computational psychiatry

On April 14, the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas and its partners at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at The University California, Berkeley, will host the tenth annual Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium focusing on computational psychiatry and neurology.

Starting Age of Marijuana Use May Have Long-Term Effects on Brain Development

The age at which an adolescent begins using marijuana may affect typical brain development, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Texas Tech adopts SMART brain training for its 1Ls

Last year, the Texas Tech University School of Law introduced its entering first-year class to SMART (strategic memory advanced reasoning training), a program developed by the Center for BrainHealth, a research division of the University of Texas at Dallas, to improve cognitive performance.

Companies like Aetna and Goldman Sachs turn to meditation to soothe the corporate soul

David Gelles, a business reporter for the New York Times and author of Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business From the Inside Out, embarked on his own meditation journey as a college student and has traveled across the country studying companies use of mindful practices in hopes of bettering both the employees and the company as a whole.

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