Lengthened Lifespan Demands Focus on Extending Brain Health

Allowing brain decline is the unfortunate result of a widespread problem. Despite being the most vital organ in the entire body, the brain is often taken for granted and neglected. We can halt and even reverse this unacceptable downward spiral in brain performance, with the right interventions.

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Center for BrainHealth Names Executive Director for Brain Performance Institute

Leanne Young has joined the Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas as executive director of its Brain Performance Institute™. A nationally recognized expert in blast injury research, she has experience in a variety of projects related to characterizing and preventing traumatic brain injuries in a blast environment.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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Get Smart: 6 Brain-Boosting Activities to Add to Your Day

While the field of neuroscience is still rife with mystery, there is enough new research coming out to help us boost our brain health. So how to stay sharp? Here, a few bright ideas.

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Regular Marijuana Use Is Associated With Differences in Brain Gray Matter and Connectivity

A NIDA-funded brain imaging study led by Center for BrainHealth's Dr. Francesca Filbey, has shown that regular users of marijuana have less gray matter than nonusers of the drug in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), a brain region that contributes to impulse control, decision-making, and learning.

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6 Foods You Should Avoid, According to Brain Docs

Dr. Dianna Purvis Jaffin, director of strategy and programs at the Center for BrainHealth’s Brain Performance Institute, provides insight on how processed foods can affect your brain in a recent Prevention Magazine article.

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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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