WHY IS BRAIN HEALTH RESEARCH CRITICAL?

By the time we’re 80, half of us are below a functional level of brain performance. The biggest cause of cognitive decline as we age isn’t disease; it’s healthy people who don’t take care of their brains. We must act now because without brain health, we don’t have health.

“Optimal brain health is not dictated by how much you know and how many details you remember, but instead by how you use facts and knowledge to engage in abstract thinking and innovative problem-solving.  People of any age can adopt brain healthy habits to optimize their own brain potential.”

Over the past two decades, Dr. Chapman’s lab has garnered federal, state, and private research support to advance treatment for veterans, sports concussions, healthy brain aging, adolescent reasoning and brain development, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, autism and other social cognition disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD, and many others. Dr. Chapman was instrumental in developing the Texas State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease.

List of Chapman’s research publications

Published Books:

Make Your Brain Smarter: Increase Your Brain’s Creativity, Energy, and Focus
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., 2014.

One of the world’s most innovative and respected cognitive neuroscientists combines cutting-edge research with unique exercises to help you improve the most powerful, most staggeringly complex machine ever created: your brain.


The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age
Pascale Michelon, Sandra Bond Chapman, Elkhonon Goldberg, 2013.