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An Investigation of Reasoning in Autism and Schizophrenia

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Saturday, December 20, 2014

A study from Dan Krawczyk, Ph.D., the Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in BrainHealth, reveals differences in reasoning ability in individuals with autism and individuals with schizophrenia.

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Letter from the chief director

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, December 18, 2014

As you may know, my motto is ‘no status quo’. Forcing the mind to ratchet up from one idea to the next, charging upwards and onwards keeps life exciting, engaging and, as our research continually reinforces, enhances brain performance.

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Big D Powder Puff Tackles Alzheimer’s

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, December 18, 2014

More than 150 of Dallas’ most beautiful and talented young-professional females took the field at the Cotton Bowl for the 7th Annual BvB Dallas Powder-Puff Football Game presented by Bud Light on August 16.

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Humanitarian Heart: Hamon Endowment for Veteran Support

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Hamon Charitable Foundation donated $1 million to the Center for BrainHealth’s Brain Performance Institute to establish the Hamon Endowment for Veteran Support. The permanent endowment will help fund treatment and training that helps bridge the transition from the battlefield to life as a civilian for returning veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Center for BrainHealth in the running for CultureMap Charity Challenge

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Center for BrainHealth has a chance to win a $10,000 advertising package from CultureMap's Charity Challenge! Find out how you can help us win!

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Study shows cognitive training can improve brain performance of students in poverty

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The cognitive effects of poverty can be mitigated during middle school with a targeted intervention, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Flex Your Cortex: 7 Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Friday, December 5, 2014

In under 10-minutes, Dr. Sandra Chapman will share habits that you can start today to attain better brain health and mental energy.

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Center for BrainHealth Public Lecture Series Brings Nationally Recognized Experts to Dallas

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, December 1, 2014

The Brain: An Owner’s Guide four-part series sponsored by The Container Store begins February 3

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Support for families facing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Tims Family Initiative for Early Discovery is a unique holisitic approach that serves as a resource for families after a loved one's diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia.

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Study shows marijuana’s long-term effects on the brain

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, November 10, 2014

The effects of chronic marijuana use on the brain may depend on age of first use and duration of use, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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An Open Letter to Warriors

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, November 10, 2014

Jake Schick, a former Marine who was severely wounded conducting combat operations in the Sunni Triangle of Iraq in 2004, writes an open letter to his fellow warriors addressing the invisible wounds of war.

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Q & A with Dr. Sandra Chapman

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, October 20, 2014

How did the Center for BrainHealth come to be? BrainHealth's founder and chief director, Dr. Sandra Chapman tells us exactly that and more in this Q & A session.

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Firefight: Inside the Battle to Transform Health for America’s Warriors on Deployment and at Home

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Center for BrainHealth’s Brain Performance Institute will host the Dennis Berman Brain Performance Lecture, “Firefight: Inside the Battle to Transform Health for America’s Warriors on Deployment and Here at Home,” featuring former United States Air Force Surgeon General, retired Lieutenant General PK Carlton Jr.

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‘Friends of BrainHealth’ Raises $300,000, Awards Research Grants to Young Scientists

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Friends of BrainHealth, a donor circle dedicated to advancing research discoveries at the Center for BrainHealth, raised more than $302,000 this year and awarded four $25,000 research grants to young scientists at the annual Friends of BrainHealth Scientist Selection Luncheon.

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EEG Study Findings Reveal How Fear is Processed in the Brain

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, September 15, 2014

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published online today in Brain and Cognition illustrates how fear arises in the brain when individuals are exposed to threatening images. This novel study is the first to separate emotion from threat by controlling for the dimension of arousal.

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Longitudinal study explores white matter damage, cognition after traumatic axonal injury

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas investigated white matter damage in the acute and chronic stages of a traumatic axonal injury in an effort to better understand what long-term damage may result.

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