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7 simple ways to sharpen your mind and improve your life (backed by science)

Dr. Chapman provides insight on how multitasking, information overload and constant interruptions affect our brains.

University Celebrates Benefactors, Newest Endowed Chairs at 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.

Neuroscientists Seek Brain Basis of Craving in Addiction and Binge Eating

A new article in JAMA Psychiatry details the first step in revealing how craving works in the brain. Scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas are the first to propose a systematic and quantitative model for drug addiction research.
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How Exercise Can Benefit Your Brain

New research finds regular workouts can improve brain function--even in those with memory loss. Dr. Dianna Jaffin, PhD, director of strategy and programs at the Brain Performance Institute comments on the findings.

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From Our Blog

Strategic brain training positively affects neural connectivity for individuals with traumatic brain injury

A recent study from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas is the first to show that a certain type of instructor-led brain training protocol can stimulate structural changes in the brain and neural connections even years after a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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.

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Neuroscientists take new approach to addiction research with focus on quantifying craving

A new article in JAMA Psychiatry details the first step in revealing how craving works in the brain. Scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas are the first to propose a systematic and quantitative model for drug addiction research.

Neuroscientists seek brain basis of craving in addiction and binge eating

Drs. Gu and Filbey of the Center for BrainHealth are collaborating to identify – using a new computational model – the exact regions of the brain that encode craving.

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