In the Spotlight

Filbey named Bert Moore Chair in BrainHealth at University Investiture Ceremony

Dr. Francesca Filbey, whose research at the Center for BrainHealth focuses on the causes and consequences of addiction, was one of the 13 faculty members recognized at the University's Investiture Ceremony. Dr. Filbey was named the Bert Moore Chair BrainHealth, which honors the legacy of longtime university dean who passed away in 2015.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

The latest research for #AutismAwareness

To support National Autism Awareness Month, Elsevier has collated the most recent and popular research and review articles on autism, including Center for BrainHealth research that explores how children are using virtual reality to practice social skills.

Spieth Helps Warriors Get in the Zone

The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation has joined the effort to assist veterans encountering a difficult transition. It is underwriting the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Training Room at the new state-of-the-art Brain Performance Institute™ facility that is part of the Center for BrainHealth. The Foundation has also set up an endowment to help support Warrior Training at no cost to veterans and active-duty military, as well as military spouses and caregivers.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

Linz Award winner Lyda Hill wants all Dallas residents to experience the joy of service 

Philanthropist Lyda Hill received the Linz Award, one of Dallas' oldest and most prestigious civic honors, for her dedication to making the city a better place. A gift from Hill to the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas will allow 500 police officers to take part in the Center's high-performance brain training program, Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training.

Featured Profiles

scroll left

Cindy Samuelson, MS

Assistant Director, Sponsored Research Projects

Treashure Hardin

Accountant I

Sarah Bishop, M.S.

Research Assistant

Shikha Prashad, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

scroll right

From Our Blog

Center for BrainHealth and Dallas Police Department Partner to Advance Brain Health of Police Officers

Law enforcement is inherently a high-pressure profession. Police officers must routinely make tough decisions, often under extreme stress and/or facing threat of harm. The Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, and its Brain Performance Institute are collaborating to provide programs to help officers who serve on the front lines of the city of Dallas.

What the ability to “get the gist” says about your brain

Many who have a chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) report struggling to solve problems, understand complex information and maintain friendships, despite scoring normally on cognitive tests. New research from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas finds that a gist reasoning test, developed by clinicians and cognitive neuroscientists at the Center, is more sensitive than other traditional tests at identifying certain cognitive deficits.

In the News

Linz Award winner Lyda Hill wants all Dallas residents to experience the joy of service 

Philanthropist Lyda Hill received the Linz Award, one of Dallas' oldest and most prestigious civic honors, for her dedication to making the city a better place. A gift from Hill to the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas will allow 500 police officers to take part in the Center's high-performance brain training program, Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training.

Center for BrainHealth Creates Program for Dallas Police

Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth, part of the University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with its Brain Performance Institute developed a new program to help police officers make decisions in stressful situations. The 18-month program will provide officers with brain-enhancing tools for decision making and stress management.

BrainHealth® is a registered service mark of The University of Texas at Dallas