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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.

How to Recover if You’ve Had the Worst Day Ever

Saturday, January 21, 2017

You’re under no obligation to start making lemonade immediately after having the worst day ever. Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth and author of The Stress Test, says meditation or exercise followed by concrete action can help shake the brain out of negative mode. Learn more about tips on how to recover from your worst day ever.

Study: Impulsivity may weigh down some people

Friday, January 20, 2017

The findings from the lab of Dr. Francesca Filbey at the Center for BrainHealth, published in the journal Obesity, 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 BMI.

How to Recover From Emotional Exhaustion

Monday, January 16, 2017

A big fight. Or a day of parenting fails. Or maybe (yay!) an engagement. No matter the high or low from the day before, it can be hard to wake up and carry on as usual. So don’t. Here is some expert advice from Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth, on how to react, restart, or return to earth after an emotional event. Ready? Let’s rise—and shine.

Scientist gets grant for study of veterans with traumatic brain injuries

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Department of Defense grant, awarded to Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, deputy director of the Center for BrainHealth, will fund research, via a virtual technology platform, to improve cognitive and functional deficits for veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Scientist receives $2.7 million DoD grant for research on veterans with chronic TBI

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dr. Daniel Krawczyk from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) under the Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program.

Who needs stress? We all do. Here’s why

Monday, January 9, 2017

If you could do something to decrease your risk of memory failure, to increase your self-confidence, to be a better public speaker, to improve your brain, to help you deal with back pain, to bust out of your comfort zone, to make your children more resilient ... would you do it? Dr. Ian Robertson, author of The Stress Test, explains how we can glean benefits from stress.

Can Stress Be Good For You? (Seriously.)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth, was highlighted in Fortune magazine for his work on stress.

How Stress Can Make You Stronger, According to Science

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Ian Robertson explains in a Time.com article how you can make stress work for you.

Why it’s important to make the 21st century Cures Act a law

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The 21st Century Cures Act covers a lot of ground in terms of improving and modernizing our health system, including giving researchers the resources they need to identify ways to treat, cure and prevent all kinds of brain disorders — anything from Alzheimer’s to epilepsy to traumatic brain injury and more.

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