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Smoking Pot Before This Critical Age Could Wreck Your Brain

Thursday, February 11, 2016

How bad is pot for your brain? The jury's still out on how it affects folks who take their first toke during adulthood. But a study recently published in the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience suggests that lighting up prior to age 16 could handicap the growth of a key neural region involved in decision-making and self-control.

Study: Starting age of marijuana use may affect brain development

Friday, February 12, 2016

The use of marijuana may affect brain development, a new study said.

Cannabis DOES alter your brain - and the younger you start the ‘greater the risk of serious damage’

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cannabis has long-term effects on a person’s brain – especially if they start using the drug earlier in life, according to a new study.

Marijuana May Change Your Brain if You Smoke as a Teen

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Can marijuana change your brain? Not only may that be the case, but the changes could vary by age. Scientists have found the age at which an adolescent begins using the drug may affect typical brain development.

Starting marijuana at younger age may hinder brain development

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The age at which an adolescent begins using marijuana may affect typical brain development, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper recently published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, scientists describe how marijuana use, and the age at which use is initiated, may adversely alter brain structures that underlie higher order thinking.

Out of shape in middle age may mean a smaller brain later

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas in Dallas, recently commented on a Boston University study focused on brain health and aerobic exercise.

Starting age of marijuana use may have long-term effects on brain development

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Findings show study participants who began using marijuana at the age of 16 or younger demonstrated brain variations that indicate arrested brain development in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for judgment, reasoning and complex thinking.

Starting age of marijuana use may have long-term effects on brain development

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The age at which an adolescent begins using marijuana may affect typical brain development, according to researchers. Scientists describe how marijuana use, and the age at which use is initiated, may adversely alter brain structures that underlie higher order thinking.

Brain Boost: For people who have persistent symptoms after a traumatic brain injury

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Neurology Now highlighted Drs. Chapman and Krawczyk’s DoD-funded study focused on traumatic brain injury in the February/March issue.

Texas Tech adopts SMART brain training for its 1Ls

Monday, February 1, 2016

Last year, the Texas Tech University School of Law introduced its entering first-year class to SMART (strategic memory advanced reasoning training), a program developed by the Center for BrainHealth, a research division of the University of Texas at Dallas, to improve cognitive performance.

Companies like Aetna and Goldman Sachs turn to meditation to soothe the corporate soul

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

David Gelles, a business reporter for the New York Times and author of Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business From the Inside Out, embarked on his own meditation journey as a college student and has traveled across the country studying companies use of mindful practices in hopes of bettering both the employees and the company as a whole.

Why You Need to Know Sandra Bond Chapman

Thursday, January 7, 2016

D CEO magazine features Dr. Sandi Chapman in its Jan/Feb 2016 issue Trends to Watch and North Texas Newsmakers section.

Food for Thought: Eating for Brain Health in Middle Adulthood

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dianna Purvis Jaffin, director of strategy and programs for the Center for BrainHealth's Brain Performance Institute at the University of Texas, comments on nutrition and brain health in a recent U.S. News article.

How to Handle MS “Brain Fog”

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Bart Rypma is featured in this WebMD article discussing brain fog associated with multiple sclerosis.

Help Your Child Build a Better Brain

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Lori Cook talks about the teenage brain, and a teen SMART participant’s father shares the family's experience in January’s DFW Child Magazine.

Does Exercise Really Make Me Smarter?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Adventure Journal highlights the Center for BrainHealth's research on ‪exercise‬ and brain health and how it's never too late to start.

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