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Protect Your Brain for Life: Follow these expert strategies

Dr. Chapman shares expert advice on how to protect your brain across the lifespan in a recent Neurology Now article.

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What the ability to “get the gist” says about your brain

Many who have a chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) report struggling to solve problems, understand complex information and maintain friendships, despite scoring normally on cognitive tests. New research from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas finds that a gist reasoning test, developed by clinicians and cognitive neuroscientists at the Center, is more sensitive than other traditional tests at identifying certain cognitive deficits.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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Stress can make your brain stronger if you know this

According to an article in JAMA Internal Medicine, stress is at least partially to blame for 60 to 80 percent of primary care visits. Studies show that those who suffer from chronic, severe stress are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease later in life. However, there are interesting caveats. Not all people who have experienced excessive amounts of stress are worse off, mentally or physically than those who have not.
By: Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

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19 Simple Ways to Think Faster 

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.

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Returning veterans receive help

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.

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Brain Study Shows Impulsivity May Weigh Down Some Individuals

Researchers at the Center for BrianHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have found a link between having an impulsive personality and a high body mass index (BMI). The findings 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.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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Center for BrainHealth Researcher Awarded $2.7 Million to Study Traumatic Brain Injury in Military

Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, deputy director of the Center for BrainHealth, has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) under the Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program. The grant will fund research, via a virtual technology platform, to improve cognitive and functional deficits for veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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

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.

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