The Center for BrainHealth is committed to empowering one of our greatest national assets – military service members. Warrior research initiatives aim to arm veteran and active duty service members with the necessary tools to achieve successful, enriching and fulfilling personal and professional lives by proactively optimizing brain performance, building resilience in cognitive brain function, and reversing losses in cognitive capacity. By removing barriers and building bridges, the Center is helping America’s brave fighting men and women, both in and out of uniform, successfully reintegrate into civilian life and enjoy the quality of life they so courageously defend.
Center for BrainHealth military service member research initiatives include:
Military Service Members - Brain Training
Have you, or someone you know been in combat situations? Fire fights? Blasts, or even vehicle accidents?
You’ve trained your body to excel in high stakes AND high stress environments. Now, take this opportunity to train your most valuable resource – your brain – at the Center for BrainHealth in Dallas. You may qualify for a study being conducted by the Center for BrainHealth and may receive compensation for your time.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Center for BrainHealth scientists have created, tested, and found effective an effective protocol for improving strategic attention, higher-order gist reasoning, and innovative problem-solving in civilian adults with TBI. Center researchers are now implementing the cognitive training program to determine whether service members with TBI similarly benefit from the intervention through enhancement of cognitive capacity and brain function. The impact of these studies could augment mental productivity and improve cognitive competence in our armed forces while lessening the long-term economic burden of disability – on the service members themselves, their families, and society as a whole. Learn more.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The use of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) technology along with cognitive-behavioral therapies to help Afghan-Iraqi combat veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This combination of techniques will help minimize hyper-emotional recall of life-threatening or fearful memories of war that disrupt post-combat everyday life. The threatening feelings once triggered are lessened by rTMS treatments and cognitive therapies during periods when patients are not overly emotional, leading to hope that patients will no longer react dysfunctionally to commonplace events. The Department of Defense has awarded the Center $3 million to further this research and apply it specifically to service members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. Learn more.
This research has been generously funded by Ed and Julie Hawes, in honor of his father, Colonel Edwin H. Hawes, Linda and Joel Robuck, The Meadows Foundation and the United States Department of Defense.