Blogs

New study seeks to simplify medical decision-making for patients who face life-changing choices

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Friday, July 22, 2016

The Center for BrainHealth is part of an eight- university collaboration that will investigate decision-making in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that affects the whole body.

Mental, Physical Exercises Produce Distinct Brain Benefits

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Belief and the Brain in Addiction - Q&A with Dr. Xiaosi Gu

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Friday, June 24, 2016

We recently sat down with Xiaosi Gu, Ph.D., associate professor at UT Dallas and head of the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Center for BrainHealth, to discuss her recent research focused on the brain, belief, and addiction.

Study: Training Helps Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, June 13, 2016

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas shows that strategy-based reasoning training can improve the cognitive performance for those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a preclinical stage of those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Study Shows Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain's Reward Circuit

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, June 6, 2016

Chronic marijuana use disrupts the brain’s natural reward processes, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Q&A with Leanne Young

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Friday, May 27, 2016

We recently sat down with Leanne Young, M.A., a research assistant at the Center for BrainHealth in Dr. Dan Krawczyk's lab, to discuss her research regarding traumatic brain injury and virtual reality interventions. She is also a leader on a Department of Defense funded social cognition study.

#MyBrainHealthMatters Campaign

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Be part of the brain health movement. Take a picture with our logo and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag us, and include the hashtag #MyBrainHealthMatters.

Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium 2016

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, May 2, 2016

In its tenth year, the Symposium highlighted neurology and advances made in computational psychiatry, an emerging field that seeks to use neurobiological information to inform individualized therapies.

Friends of BrainHealth 2014 Award Updates

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, May 2, 2016

Friends of BrainHealth, a donor circle dedicated to advancing research discoveries at the Center for BrainHealth, awards research grants to young scientists annually. Read the 2014 award updates.

BrainHealth awarded over $490,000 to study effects of multiple sclerosis on brain blood flow and cognition

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society awarded Dr. Bart Rypma, associate professor at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, more than $490,000 to investigate how changes in brain blood flow impact cognition for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Prestigious Placement for BrainHealth Postdoc

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, April 7, 2016

BrainHealth's Sam DeWitt, M.S. is the recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he will focus on reward processing from a neurological perspective in adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Dianna Jaffin: Advancing Human Performance Optimization

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, April 4, 2016

In November, The Center for BrainHealth welcomed Dianna Purvis Jaffin, Ph.D., PMP, to the role of Director of Strategy and Programs for its Brain Performance Institute.

Fostering Brain Growth

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge have made a 30-year mission out of supporting children’s causes, giving their time, talent and financial support to programs that provide resources to those in need. Ten years ago, they added Center for BrainHealth to their list of philanthropic causes.

Grant to Help Brain Scientists Dig Deeper into Detecting Deception

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biotechnology Office awarded scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas a $401,000 grant to develop a method that would map and quantify aspects of the social brain.

Brain Awareness Week 2016

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Our expert scientists share their thoughts on the future of brain health research for Brain Awareness Week.

Dr. John Hart's Textbook Maps Thinking and Emotion

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, March 14, 2016

A new textbook authored by Center for BrainHealth’s Medical Science Director, John Hart, Jr., M.D., is one of the first brain mapping textbooks in the field of cognitive neuroscience.

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