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To improve your memory, get moving ... or take a nap

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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.

Mind Training May Aid Those With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Monday, June 20, 2016

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

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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).

Gist reasoning training can strengthen cognitive domains in individuals with MCI

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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.

What long-term marijuana use may do to your brain

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Center for BrainHealth researchers found that people who had used marijuana for 12 years, on average, showed greater activity in the brain's reward system when they looked at pictures of objects used for smoking marijuana than when they looked at pictures of a natural reward -- their favorite fruits.

Cannabis IS addictive - and smoking it harms the brain permanently

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Despite the increase in cannabis use in the United States, Dr. Francesca Fibley, of the Center for Brain Health and School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, said information on exactly how the drug might lead to dependency and addiction is still scarce.

Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

Thursday, June 9, 2016

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).

Long-Term Pot Use Can Alter Your Brain’s Circuitry, Study Finds

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Simply put, researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas Center For BrainHealth found that — over time — the drug can disrupt your brain.

Scientists found something strange when they looked at the brains of stoners

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

So for their study, published on Wednesday in the journal Brain Mapping, researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas, Dallas took a look at the brains of 53 daily, long-term pot users (14 of whom met the American Psychiatric Association's criteria for addiction) and 68 people who'd never used the drug daily. Then the researchers showed them with a series of objects meant to test their reward response.

Chronic marijuana use can interrupt the brain’s natural reward processes

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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.

Study says using marijuana for a long time can disrupt brain’s reward process

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Researchers have demonstrated that long-term marijuana use can disrupt the brain’s natural reward processes. "This study shows that marijuana disrupts the natural reward circuitry of the brain, making marijuana highly salient to those who use it heavily," said one of the researchers Francesca Filbey from Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Long-term marijuana use alters brain’s reward system

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Long-term marijuana use disrupts the brain's normal reward processes, which may lead to dependence on the drug, according to a new study.

Long-term marijuana use changes brain’s reward circuit

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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.

Study: Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain’s Reward Circuit

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In a paper published in Human Brain Mapping, researchers demonstrated for the first time with functional magnetic resonance imaging that long-term marijuana users had more brain activity in the mesocorticolimbic-reward system when presented with cannabis cues than with natural reward cues.

To Put it Bluntly, Marijuana Can Be Addictive

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Heads up all of you cannabis consumers! According to a new study out of UT Dallas, long-term marijuana use could have some long term side effects.

#MyBrainHealthMatters Campaign is Food for Thought

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Recent Dallas Innovates piece highlights the Center for BrainHealth's efforts to get individuals around the world to raise awareness about the importance of brain health.

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