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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 and twin brother of 'Lone Survivor' author Marcus Luttrell, 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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Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

Dr. Chapman discusses her discoveries focused on what separates strategic, visionary thinkers from the rest of us and how that lead to the development of Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART).

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Study Shows Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain’s Reward Circuit

Chronic marijuana use disrupts the brain’s natural reward processes, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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#MyBrainHealthMatters Campaign is Food for Thought

Recent Dallas Innovates piece highlights the Center for BrainHealth's efforts to get individuals around the world to raise awareness about the importance of brain health.

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