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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.

Brain health as a Dallas Police line of defense

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dallas Police officers are receiving additional defensive training, not in the use of firearms or bullet proof vests, but how to better use what is perhaps their best defensive weapon – their brains. The Center for BrainHealth and its Brain Performance Institute seek to enhance police officers' tactical decision-making, real-time problem solving, and better managing emotional responses to stress.

Protect Your Brain for Life: Follow these expert strategies

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dr. Chapman shares expert advice on how to protect your brain across the lifespan in a recent Neurology Now article.

What the ability to ‘get the gist’ says about your brain

Friday, February 17, 2017

New research finds that a gist reasoning test, developed by clinicians and cognitive neuroscientists, is more sensitive than other traditional tests at identifying certain cognitive deficits.

What the ability to ‘get the gist’ says about your brain

Friday, February 17, 2017

A new study from the Center for BrainHealth, published in Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, suggests the gist reasoning test may be sensitive enough to help doctors and clinicians identify previously undiagnosed cognitive changes that could explain the daily life difficulties experienced by TBI patients and subsequently guide appropriate therapies.

Virtual Reality Helps Autistic Children Learn About Interaction

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A recent study at the Center for BrainHealth in Dallas shows using virtual reality technology helps autistic children better understand emotions and intentions of others.

19 Simple Ways to Think Faster 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Wouldn’t it be terrific to be able to make great decisions in a snap? You can start thinking faster and more effectively immediately with one step: Get moving. Dr. Sandra Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth, encourages people of all ages to start focusing on their brain health in a recent Parade Magazine article.

Returning veterans receive help

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Center for Brain Health, a division of the Brain Performance Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas, has a vision to empower people of all ages to unlock their brain potential. During three sessions of Warrior Training, representatives from the Center will visit Tarrant County College and provide attendees the keys to do that unlocking.

So you’re the impulsive type? Better watch your waistline.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Can’t stop yourself from buying stuff when it’s on sale? Play a few (hundred) hands of online poker every day? If you often find yourself struggling with impulsivity, chances are, you could be overweight too, says a new study from the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas, which found that people with an impulsive personality are more likely to have a high body mass index (BMI).

You can build up self-control to avoid impulsive behaviors that lead to bad outcomes

Friday, January 27, 2017

Whether we're contemplating a major life change or eating another chocolate chip cookie, self-control affects just about every single choice we make. And a lack of it leads to the worst decisions, as we've documented in separate research projects over the years. Dr. Francesca Filbey, Bert Moore Chair and Associate Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, weighs in on this topic.

Impulsive Personality Tied to High BMI

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New research suggests having an impulsive personality is often associated with weight gain. Investigators at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas said their findings demonstrate that having an impulsive personality — the tendency to consistently react with little forethought — is the key factor that links brain patterns of impulsivity and a high body mass index, or BMI.

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