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From Navy SEAL to scientist, Morgan Luttrell works to solve the puzzle of battlefield brain injuries

Morgan Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL and twin brother of 'Lone Survivor' author Marcus Luttrell, is a research assistant at the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas. Morgan Luttrell is on a doctoral track at UTD, studying to become a cognitive scientist in order to treat veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, the most prevalent combat injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Train (Your Brain) Like An Olympian

According to the latest Center for BrainHealth research, both physical and mental components are critical to improving and maintaining our brain health and building brain resilience as each type of exercise produces distinct brain benefits.

Researcher Examines How Marijuana Affects Brain

A new study by a Center for BrainHealth researcher shows that marijuana use can have a major effect on the part of the brain associated with reward.

To improve your memory, get moving ... or take a nap

Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze. Dr. Chapman comments on a recent study focused on the link between exercise and memory.

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From Our Blog

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

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

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.

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Is Multitasking Bad For You Or Not?

Maybe you answer email while listening to a conference call or toggle back and forth between posting on social media and working on a report. In one way or another, most of us multitask. Dr. Chapman says multitasking is detrimental when you’re trying to do two cognitively demanding tasks at the same time.

Mental And Physical Exercises May Boost Cognitive Ability, Memory, Problem Solving Skills In Just 12

If you think your memory is going, try going for a bike ride, and if you think your problem solving skills are deteriorating with age, try some cognitive exercises because it may help you regain years of brain function, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Texas teamed up with a group from the University of California, Berkeley, to test how physical and mental exercises affect different regions of the brain.

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