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Lengthened Lifespan Demands Focus on Extending Brain Health

Allowing brain decline is the unfortunate result of a widespread problem. Despite being the most vital organ in the entire body, the brain is often taken for granted and neglected. We can halt and even reverse this unacceptable downward spiral in brain performance, with the right interventions.

Center for BrainHealth Names Executive Director for Brain Performance Institute

Leanne Young has joined the Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas as executive director of its Brain Performance Institute™. A nationally recognized expert in blast injury research, she has experience in a variety of projects related to characterizing and preventing traumatic brain injuries in a blast environment.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

Get Smart: 6 Brain-Boosting Activities to Add to Your Day

While the field of neuroscience is still rife with mystery, there is enough new research coming out to help us boost our brain health. So how to stay sharp? Here, a few bright ideas.

Regular Marijuana Use Is Associated With Differences in Brain Gray Matter and Connectivity

A NIDA-funded brain imaging study led by Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Francesca Filbey, has shown that regular users of marijuana have less gray matter than nonusers of the drug in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), a brain region that contributes to impulse control, decision-making, and learning.

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Q&A with Dr. Vincenzo Fiore

We recently sat down with Vincenzo Fiore, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Computational Psychiatry Unit lab of Dr. Xiaosi Gu, to discuss how he uses novel scientific techniques and computational models to help better illustrate neural activity during human decision-making.

Food for Thought: Neurostimulation

In the last 15 years, researchers have investigated the benefits of tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation), a non-invasive neurostimulation that uses direct electric current to stimulate the brain in a wide range of conditions.

In the News

Center for BrainHealth Names Young to Lead Institute

The Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas has added a nationally recognized expert in blast injury research as executive director of its Brain Performance Institute.

Learning to Learn the Smart Way

Dr. Jacquelyn Gamino, co-creator of Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART), said students who have been trained through the program have made significant strides in their learning development.

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