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17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

More and more research finds that a host of activities can help keep our brains young even as we advance in chronological age. Dr. Chapman provides three practical tips for enhancing your brain health as you age.

QUIZ: Do you have an internet addiction?

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

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas and the George Washington University 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.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

Strategic brain training positively affects neural connectivity for individuals with traumatic brain injury

A recent study from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas is the first to show 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).
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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Jonathan’s Story: Outrunning TBI

In December 2002, Jonathan Swiatocha and his family were hit by a drunk driver. The then 10-year-old Jonathan suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Over the last 14 years, Jonathan has focused on training his body and his brain to make physical and cognitive victories.

Strategic brain training positively affects neural connectivity for individuals with traumatic brain injury

A recent study from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas is the first to show 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).

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Study finds way to predict treatment effectiveness for adults with autism

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

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.

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