You can’t help but be impressed by the research going on at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas. Top to bottom, I think they are putting in place the team that will lead to new breakthroughs in autism, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer’s, and other significant brain issues.
The Center for BrainHealth announced its annual sell-out public lecture series lineup today. The Brain: An Owner’s Guide, made possible by the generosity and vision of The Container Store, was designed to translate the latest brain research and treatment developments into cutting-edge topical lectures for the lay community. The four-part series, held at 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane, begins February 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. and continues each Tuesday night throughout the month.
“The lecture series provides a rare opportunity to hear about groundbreaking research directly from experts in the field,” Melissa Reiff, president of The Container Store, said. “We are always looking for innovative opportunities to become ingrained in causes and community endeavors that help allow our customers to live their best, most productive and organized life. The lecture series fits that description perfectly,” she explained.
Prominent brain research leaders from across the country will speak about ways to enhance and maintain brainpower across the lifespan; the mind’s influence over our thoughts and actions; secret decisions and emotions that shape our lives; and the Internet’s effect on the brain and information perception. “The more knowledge we can share about the brain, the more we can empower individuals to take charge of their cognitive health,” Dr. Sandra Chapman, the Center for BrainHealth’s founder and chief director, said.
For the first time in several years, Dr. Chapman will join the series to discuss her latest undertakings. “Research at the Center for BrainHealth has shown the majority of humans can increase their intellectual capital, build cognitive resilience, and harness the immense capacity of their brain to strengthen and rewire itself in health, injury and disease. To achieve such gains requires concerted and lasting effort. Brain health fitness is not a quick fix,” she explained. “My vision is to change the way individuals think and act about their brain and its health daily. Through the lecture series, we are shining a spotlight on the vast potential of the human mind.”
February 5: The Dee Wyly Lecture - SOLD OUT
Make Your Brain Smarter
Sandra Chapman, Ph.D.
Dr. Chapman, the founder & chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair and author of Make Your Brain Smarter – Increase Your Brain’s Creativity, Energy and Focus, will share why your brain health matters today and provide a proven plan to maximize your cognitive potential. Learn how to enhance your brain performance and how to continually strengthen your greatest natural resource: your brain.
UPDATE: New Lecture Date Added - April 23, 2013 - Click here to purchase tickets
February 12: The Emy Lou & Jerry Baldridge Lecture
Who’s in Charge? Free Will & the Science of the Brain
Michael Gazzaniga, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, founder of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, will share his theories on how the mind “constrains” the brain. With ingenious insight and humor, hear from the world leader of modern cognitive neuroscience about the science of our responsibility and culpability. Dr. Gazzaniga currently directs the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
February 19: The J. Baxter Brinkmann Lecture
The Secret Lives of the Brain
David Eagleman, Ph.D.
Dr. David Eagleman, author of New York Times bestseller, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, will take you on a thrilling exploration of the mind, leaving you asking: how much of our lives are steered by decisions and emotions that fly under the radar of conscious awareness? Dr. Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine.
February 26: The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation Lecture
How the Internet is Molding Your Mind
Mr. Lapham, founder and Editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, will describe how we encounter various subjects on the Internet and rely on labels to dictate our responses and ways of thinking. Learn how the Internet has changed the brain and the ways in which we perceive information. For almost 30 years, Mr. Lapham was the editor of Harper’s Magazine, the second oldest continuously published magazine in the United States. He remains Editor Emeritus for Harper’s in addition to having authored numerous books.
All lectures will be held at the Center for BrainHealth, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. The price is $35 for a single ticket to one lecture, $45 for a ticket at the door and $130 for a series pass to all four lectures.
UPDATE: Only Reception Hall seating remains. Auditorium seating is sold out. For more information or to register, please visit http://lectureseries13.eventbrite.com/#.