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Does Pot Affect Your Workout Performance?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Shikha Prashad was highlighted in a recent SHAPE magazine article for her research regarding how marijuana affects the brain.

Center for BrainHealth Honors ex-Legislator Dan Branch

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas paid tribute to Dan Branch’s contributions to higher education at an awards dinner earlier this month by bestowing him with its highest honor, the Legacy Award.

Marijuana Use May Impair Your Coordination

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Center for BrainHealth researchers reviewed various research studies and found that people who used marijuana had differences in brain areas called the corticostriatal networks compared with people who did not use the drug.

Strategy-based training may improve brain health in bipolar patients

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

In a paper published in Frontiers in Psychology, Center for BrainHealth researchers discovered that individuals with bipolar disorder experienced increased brain blood flow in the prefrontal cortex after completing a strategy-based reasoning training. Study participants also had significant gains in executive function and memory after training.

Texas Leads in Making Youth Sports Safer from Concussions

Monday, October 31, 2016

Since 2010, we have gotten much better at recognizing, detecting, treating, and working to restore the brain after injury. National and local organizations representing youth, collegiate and professional sports have teamed up with health care professionals, patient advocates, and others to develop innovative and collaborative ways to optimize brain health, to build brain reserve prior to injury, and to address mitigating short and long-term effects of concussions.

Center for BrainHealth Names Young to Lead Institute

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas has added a nationally recognized expert in blast injury research as executive director of its Brain Performance Institute.

Lengthened Lifespan Demands Focus on Extending Brain Health

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Allowing brain decline is the unfortunate result of a widespread problem. Despite being the most vital organ in the entire body, the brain is often taken for granted and neglected. We can halt and even reverse this unacceptable downward spiral in brain performance, with the right interventions.

Get Smart: 6 Brain-Boosting Activities to Add to Your Day

Monday, October 17, 2016

While the field of neuroscience is still rife with mystery, there is enough new research coming out to help us boost our brain health. So how to stay sharp? Here, a few bright ideas.

Learning to Learn the Smart Way

Friday, October 14, 2016

Dr. Jacquelyn Gamino, co-creator of Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART), said students who have been trained through the program have made significant strides in their learning development.

Regular Marijuana Use Is Associated With Differences in Brain Gray Matter and Connectivity

Friday, October 14, 2016

A NIDA-funded brain imaging study led by Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Francesca Filbey, has shown that regular users of marijuana have less gray matter than nonusers of the drug in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), a brain region that contributes to impulse control, decision-making, and learning.

6 Foods You Should Avoid, According to Brain Docs

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Dr. Dianna Purvis Jaffin, director of strategy and programs at the Center for BrainHealth’s Brain Performance Institute, provides insight on how processed foods can affect your brain in a recent Prevention Magazine article.

BrainHealth Scientists Connect Dopamine, Facial Recognition

Monday, October 3, 2016

In a recent study, researchers at UT Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth, working in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden, have revealed a link between the dopamine neurotransmitter system in the brain and an individual’s ability to recognize faces.

Virtual Reality Helps ASD Kids Improve Social Skills

Friday, September 23, 2016

A method to help children with autism appears on the near horizon as research from the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas suggests a new virtual reality training program shows promise.

Trying to Quit Smoking? Here’s Why Your Nicotine Patch Isn’t Working

Thursday, September 22, 2016

“Addiction is not just about the drug itself,” says Xiaosi Gu, an assistant professor at the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas. “Your own belief has a very big role in it.

Can virtual reality help teens deal with social anxiety, ADHD, and more?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Kicking off the Today show's new series Brain Power TODAY, special anchor Maria Shriver visits a teen socialization lab at UT Dallas' Center for BrainHealth, where a virtual reality program helps teens develop their social skills despite such challenges as ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome.

Belief about nicotine content in cigarettes can curb cravings

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Urge to light up found to be controlled when smokers told non-nicotine cigarette had the drug, according to new research from the Center for BrainHealth.

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