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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.

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.

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

More and more research finds that a host of activities can help keep our brains young even as we advance in chronological age. Dr. Chapman provides three practical tips for enhancing your brain health as you age.

QUIZ: Do you have an internet addiction?

Are you addicted to the internet? Dr. Jacque Gamino, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Center for BrainHealth, shared a quiz with WFAA that can measure your level of internet addiction. She says 6-8 hours a day of screen time is likely borderline addictive.

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Study Finds Way to Predict Treatment Effectiveness for Adults with Autism

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas and the George Washington University identified certain brain regions that significantly correlate with an increase in social abilities following a virtual environment based training program. Adults on the autism spectrum who showed greater activity in the social brain network prior to the training improved more in emotion recognition than those who showed less activity.

Jonathan’s Story: Outrunning TBI

In December 2002, Jonathan Swiatocha and his family were hit by a drunk driver. The then 10-year-old Jonathan suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Over the last 14 years, Jonathan has focused on training his body and his brain to make physical and cognitive victories.

In the News

QUIZ: Do you have an internet addiction?

Are you addicted to the internet? Dr. Jacque Gamino, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Center for BrainHealth, shared a quiz with WFAA that can measure your level of internet addiction. She says 6-8 hours a day of screen time is likely borderline addictive.

Verify: Can kids get addicted to screens?

Dr. Jacque Gamino sat down with David Schechter of WFAA's Verify to discuss the cognitive impacts of too much screen time for adolescents.

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