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Why we need to study the effects of marijuana on motor learning

Most marijuana studies demonstrate that consuming cannabis induces cognitive and motor performance deficits. Science, though, has yet to study cannabis’ effect on motor learning, which is necessary for simple and complex movements – such as reflexes and speaking – as well as properly calibrated physical movement. Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, argue that addressing this research gap could lead to breakthroughs in addiction therapies.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

Marijuana Use May Impair Your Coordination

Center for BrainHealth researchers reviewed various research studies and found that people who used marijuana had differences in brain areas called the corticostriatal networks compared with people who did not use the drug.

Center for BrainHealth Honors Dan Branch with Legacy Award

On Nov. 14, the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas presented Dan Branch with its highest honor, the Legacy Award, given to individuals whose vision and dedication enables the center and its Brain Performance Institute to empower people of all ages to unlock their brain potential.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

Cognitive Training Improves Brain Blood Flow, Cognition in those with Bipolar Disorder

A new study from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas shows that strategy-based reasoning training may improve brain health in those with bipolar disorder.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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From Our Blog

Q&A with Dr. Kihwan Han

Kihwan Han, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for BrainHealth, was awarded The Sapphire Foundation Friends of BrainHealth Distinguished New Scientist award. Learn more about his research and how he became interested in neuroimaging.

Q&A with Dr. Dan Krawczyk

We recently sat down with Dan Krawczyk, Ph.D., deputy director of the Center for BrainHealth, to discuss his research interests including genetics, our innate ability to think and reason, and how biology can change behavior and vice versa.

In the News

Does Pot Affect Your Workout Performance?

Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Shikha Prashad was highlighted in a recent SHAPE magazine article for her research regarding how marijuana affects the brain.

Center for BrainHealth Honors ex-Legislator Dan Branch

The Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas paid tribute to Dan Branch’s contributions to higher education at an awards dinner earlier this month by bestowing him with its highest honor, the Legacy Award.

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