Science Behind the BrainHealth® App

Science Behind the BrainHealth® App

Science Behind the BrainHealth® App

The human brain is dynamic, flexible, and repairable. This adaptability, known as neuroplasticity, allows us to rewire our brain simply by changing the way we use is. In the same way that we can improve our bodies through physical fitness, we can increase our focus, creativity, and mental efficiency with targeted exercises and healthy brain habits.

Tools and tips included in the BrainHealth® app focus on “strategic attention”. Strategic attention supports our ability to effectively calibrate mental effort. It is one of the three cognitive functions targeted in Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training, or SMART, a program that was developed by cognitive neuroscientists and clinicians at the Center for BrainHealth®. Learn more about the science and research behind SMART. The Brain Performance Institute, part of the Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas, delivers science-based innovations that enhance how you think, work, and live. Learn more about what we offer.  
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