As we age, our brain has a harder time dealing with distractions. Brains get stronger by eliminating distractions rather than pushing to overcome them.
Dr. Asha Vas is a research scientist at the Center for BrainHealth of The University of Texas at Dallas. Her current research focuses on integrating principles and methods of neuroscience to develop cognitive training programs in adults with traumatic brain injury. The beneficial impact of her translational research in brain injury survivors’ lives has helped the Center for BrainHealth garner support from governmental agencies and philanthropic organizations. Dr. Vas trained as an occupational therapist at the Mayo Clinic where she worked for seven years specializing in cognitive rehabilitation. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognition and Neuroscience from The University of Texas at Dallas.