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Study: Marijuana Dependence Alters the Brain’s Response to Drug Paraphernalia

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that drug paraphernalia triggers the reward areas of the brain differently in dependent and non-dependent marijuana users.
By: The Center for BrainHealth

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Taking Care of Our Veterans’ Brain Health

Since 2000, more than 300,000 veterans have returned from service with a brain injury. Read more from BrainHealth's Dr. Chapman about how we can help service members thrive.

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Brain Performance Institute Partners with La Quinta to Reach Military Spouses and Caregivers

With the generous support of La Quinta, the Brain Performance Institute's mobile training team will provide the SMART program in Dallas and in key locations across the country to an important, influential and often hidden group of heroes – military spouses and caregivers.

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Would You Like to Participate in Important Brain Research?

Make a real difference by taking part in unique brain studies designed to investigate all aspects of the brain – across ages, disorders, and conditions. Discover how.

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Help BrainHealth Research Change the World for the Better

The Center seeks exemplary student research scientists - including the most promising postdoctoral students. Find out how you can join the team.

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At BrainHealth, Sarah works closely with researchers on drafting research proposals to garner funds from various agencies as well as audits funds once awarded.

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Inspiring Human Brain Potential: RGK Foundation

In its most recent grant to the Center for BrainHealth, the RGK Foundation donated $500,000 to expand two existing higher performance brain training initiatives in Austin, San Antonio, and the greater Central Texas area.

Center for BrainHealth’s Young Professionals Group Raises $50,000 for Autism Research

The Think Ahead Group (TAG), the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas’ young professionals group, has awarded $50,000 to help individuals with autism achieve more socially engaged lives and advantageous futures.

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Bipartisan support for the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act

Dr. Chapman discusses the importance of the recent bipartisan supported Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act in her latest column in The Hill.

NCAA to Settle Class-action Head Injury Lawsuit

Dr. Chapman talks about a strength-based approach to concussions with Omar Villafranca in his coverage of the NCAA settlement.

The Pot Debate

BrainHealth's Dr. Francesca Filbey spoke with KERA's Krys Boyd about marijuana's effect on the brain.