The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas announced this week that neurologist and retired U.S. Army Colonel Dr. Geoffrey Ling will lead the center’s initiative to double human brain performance in the next 10 years.

“Discoveries to advance brain health and performance as well as cure neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s pale in comparison to those of heart health and cancer treatment,” Ling said in a release. “While the human lifespan has doubled over the last century, the brain’s functional lifespan has not.”

Ling is an innovator and changemaker, the center said in a release, with accomplishments that include aiding with the organization and launch of President Barack Obama’s BRAIN initiative, and leading researchers at the U.S. Department of Defense that produced the first brain-controlled artificial limb for amputees.

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Published on Dallas Innovates April 4, 2018