News Articles

QUIZ: Do you have an internet addiction?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Are you addicted to the internet? Dr. Jacque Gamino, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Center for Brain Health, shared a quiz with WFAA that can measure your level of internet addiction. She says 6-8 hours a day of screen time is likely borderline addictive.

Study finds way to predict treatment effectiveness for adults with autism

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas and the George Washington University have identified certain brain regions that significantly correlate with an increase in social abilities following a virtual environment based training program. Adults on the autism spectrum who showed greater activity in the social brain network prior to the training improved more in emotion recognition than those who showed less activity.

Predicting treatment effectiveness for adults with autism

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A collaboration between the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas and the George Washington University created a protocol to predict individual treatment effectiveness for adults on the autism spectrum. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers identified certain brain regions that significantly correlate with an increase in social abilities following a virtual environment based training program. Adults on the autism spectrum who showed greater activity in the social brain network prior to the training improved more in emotion recognition than those who showed less activity.

Strategy-based brain training changes cortical thickness, neural connectivity in adults with TBI

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Findings from a recent study from the Center for BrainHealth, published in Brain and Behavior, further suggest that changes in cortical thickness and neural network connectivity may prove an effective way to quantitatively measure treatment efficacy, an ability that has not existed until now.

Strategic brain training positively affects neural connectivity for individuals with TBI

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A recent study from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas shows that a certain type of instructor-led brain training protocol can stimulate structural changes in the brain and neural connections even years after a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

7 simple ways to sharpen your mind and improve your life (backed by science)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Dr. Chapman provides insight on how multitasking, information overload and constant interruptions affect our brains.

University Celebrates Benefactors, Newest Endowed Chairs at Investiture Ceremony

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Dr. Francesca Filbey, whose research at the Center for BrainHealth focuses on the causes and consequences of addiction, was one of the 13 faculty members recognized at the University's Investiture Ceremony. Dr. Filbey was named the Bert Moore Chair BrainHealth, which honors the legacy of longtime university dean who passed away in 2015.

Neuroscientists take new approach to addiction research with focus on quantifying craving

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A new article in JAMA Psychiatry details the first step in revealing how craving works in the brain. Scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas are the first to propose a systematic and quantitative model for drug addiction research.

Neuroscientists seek brain basis of craving in addiction and binge eating

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Drs. Gu and Filbey of the Center for BrainHealth are collaborating to identify – using a new computational model – the exact regions of the brain that encode craving.

Neuroscientists seek brain basis of craving in addiction and binge eating

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A new article in JAMA Psychiatry details the first step in revealing how craving works in the brain. Scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas are the first to propose a systematic and quantitative model for drug addiction research.

How Exercise Can Benefit Your Brain

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New research finds regular workouts can improve brain function--even in those with memory loss. Dr. Dianna Jaffin, PhD, director of strategy and programs at the Brain Performance Institute comments on the findings.

The latest research for #AutismAwareness

Monday, April 3, 2017

To support National Autism Awareness Month, Elsevier has collated the most recent and popular research and review articles on autism, including Center for BrainHealth research that explores how children are using virtual reality to practice social skills.

Linz Award winner Lyda Hill wants all Dallas residents to experience the joy of service 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Philanthropist Lyda Hill received the Linz Award, one of Dallas' oldest and most prestigious civic honors, for her dedication to making the city a better place. A gift from Hill to the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas will allow 500 police officers to take part in the Center's high-performance brain training program, Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training.

Center for BrainHealth Creates Program for Dallas Police

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth, part of the University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with its Brain Performance Institute developed a new program to help police officers make decisions in stressful situations. The 18-month program will provide officers with brain-enhancing tools for decision making and stress management.

DPD Officers Work Mental Muscles With ‘Brain Training’

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Dallas police department will partner with the University of Texas at Dallas Center for Brain Health to help officers stay in top mental health.

Brain health as a Dallas Police line of defense

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Center for Brain Health, part of the University of Texas at Dallas, and its Brain Performance Institute, are now collaborating to provide potentially critical training in tactical decision-making, real-time problem solving, and better managing Dallas police officers' emotional responses to stress.

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