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Habitual cannabis use alters brain oxygen

Dr. Francesca Filbey, the director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, has recently led a new study analyzing the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main active substance in cannabis, on the brains of chronic cannabis users.

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Study Connects Chronic Cannabis Use to Oxygen Changes in Brain

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas reveals that levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that leaves a euphoric feeling, directly correlate to changes in how the brain utilizes oxygen.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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Marijuana’s Popularity Among US Adults Continues to Grow. Here’s Why

Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth, discusses the brain effects of marijuana use in a recent Live Science article.

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50 Surprising Things About Your Brain We Bet You Didn’t Know

Dr. Chapman weighs in on myth-busting truths, new research, and surprising facts you may not know about the human thinking machine in a recent article in Reader's Digest.

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Dallas cops learn to ‘think smarter, not harder’ using meditation, mindfulness

Assistant Dallas Police Chief Tammie Hughes shares the brain performance strategies she has put into practice thanks to the high performance brain training and mindfulness program she attended at the Center for BrainHealth.

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New Brain Study Suggests Link Between Autism, Pain Sensitivity

New research by a UT Dallas neuroscientist at the Center for BrainHealth has established a link between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and pain sensitivity.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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Brain health program aims to help police deal better with stressful situations

With police officers often facing extreme stress and trauma on a regular basis, the program created by the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas provides weeks of cognitive training to make officers' minds sharper and more balanced.

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A year after slayings, Dallas police train in ‘mindfulness’

Center for BrainHealth partners with the Dallas Police Department to provide 500 officers with training thanks to gift from Dallas philanthropist Lyda Hill.

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