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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 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.

Veteran Offers Message of Encouragement, Hope to Community

Monday, December 12, 2016

Retired Marine Cpl. Jacob Schick is an Iraq war veteran who credits UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth for helping to retrain his brain, encouraged the campus community to become advocates for veterans who struggle to reintegrate into society at the Veterans Day Lecture.

You probably suffer from scattered brain syndrome

Monday, December 12, 2016

Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Sandra Chapman comments on how multitasking takes a toll on how we think, create and work.

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.

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