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Conversation With: Leanne Young, UTD Brain Performance Institute

Dr. Leanne Young, executive director of the Center for BrainHealth's Brain Performance Institute at The University of Texas at Dallas, discusses how the Institute's doors opening in October will continue to impact on how people think, work and live.

First-Ever SMART Think Tank for Adolescents

Center for BrainHealth™ experts banded together with several Dallas public middle schools to bring together kids who are all trying to accomplish the same thing – think SMARTer.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

Habitual cannabis use alters brain oxygen

Dr. Francesca Filbey, the director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, has recently led a new study analyzing the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main active substance in cannabis, on the brains of chronic cannabis users.

Study Connects Chronic Cannabis Use to Oxygen Changes in Brain

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas reveals that levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that leaves a euphoric feeling, directly correlate to changes in how the brain utilizes oxygen.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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Study Connects Chronic Cannabis Use to Oxygen Changes in Brain

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas reveals that levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that leaves a euphoric feeling, directly correlate to changes in how the brain utilizes oxygen.

New Brain Study Suggests Link Between Autism, Pain Sensitivity

New research by a UT Dallas neuroscientist at the Center for BrainHealth has established a link between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and pain sensitivity.

In the News

Work Out While Learning a New Language

“Exercise is one of the most powerful ways to improve learning,” says cognitive neuroscientist Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, in a recent article on Furthermore by Equinox.

Exercise is key to staving off Alzheimer’s

Center for BrainHealth's Discovery Group is a strength-focused resource for those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

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