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

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.

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Is this why smokers find it so hard to quit? Belief in nicotine’s powers can increase addiction

In a Center for BrainHealth study, researchers have discovered that if smokers don’t think they are getting nicotine, the rush of dopamine never arrives.

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Belief about nicotine content in cigarette may change brain activity, craving

How the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker's belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, according to new research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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From Navy SEAL to scientist, Morgan Luttrell works to solve the puzzle of battlefield brain injuries

Morgan Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL, is a research assistant at the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas. Morgan Luttrell is on a doctoral track at UTD, studying to become a cognitive scientist in order to treat veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, the most prevalent combat injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Train (Your Brain) Like An Olympian

According to the latest Center for BrainHealth research, both physical and mental components are critical to improving and maintaining our brain health and building brain resilience as each type of exercise produces distinct brain benefits.

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Researcher Examines How Marijuana Affects Brain

A new study by a Center for BrainHealth researcher shows that marijuana use can have a major effect on the part of the brain associated with reward.

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To improve your memory, get moving ... or take a nap

Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze. Dr. Chapman comments on a recent study focused on the link between exercise and memory.

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Study: Training Helps Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas shows that strategy-based reasoning training can improve the cognitive performance for those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a preclinical stage of those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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