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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.

Study: Training Helps Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas shows that strategy-based reasoning training can improve the cognitive performance for those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a preclinical stage of those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

Dr. Chapman discusses her discoveries focused on what separates strategic, visionary thinkers from the rest of us and how that lead to the development of Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART).

Study Shows Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain's Reward Circuit

Chronic marijuana use disrupts the brain’s natural reward processes, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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From Our Blog

Belief and the Brain in Addiction - Q&A with Dr. Xiaosi Gu

We recently sat down with Xiaosi Gu, Ph.D., associate professor at UT Dallas and head of the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Center for BrainHealth, to discuss her recent research focused on the brain, belief, and addiction.

Study Shows Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain's Reward Circuit

Chronic marijuana use disrupts the brain’s natural reward processes, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Mind Training May Aid Those With Mild Cognitive Impairment

A new study finds that strategy-based reasoning training can improve the cognitive performance for those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

What separates strategic, visionary thinkers from the rest of us? And why do we tend to worry about our ability to remember names—or where our keys are—rather than loss of cognitive memory that makes great performers? These were questions that puzzled Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. While searching for answers, she and her team developed Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART).

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