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Boosting Brain Health After COVID-19: A Convergence Solution

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Harris Eyre, Jessica Carson, Erin Smith, Helen Lavretsky, Charles F. Reynolds III, Husseini K. Manji, Walter D. Dawson, Laura Booi, Mark Heinemeyer, Jeffrey L. Cummings, Ernestine Fu, Eric A. Storch, William Hynes, Eric J. Lenze, Retsina Meyer, Ian Macrae, Antonella Santuccione Chadha, Ryan Abbott, Sandra Bond Chapman, Ian Robertson, Carol Graham, Brisa S. Fernandes, David G. Angeler, Adrienne Grzenda, Agustin Ibañez, Zoltan Sarnyai, Sofia Marcha, Michael Berk and Patrick Brannelly

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The authors of this article support the application of convergence science to investigate solutions to evolving and ongoing brain health challenges. Convergence science integrates knowledge, tools and thought strategies from diverse fields, emphasizing the need to respond to societal problems while considering a myriad of known unknowns. These researchers contend convergence science strategies will prove more effective than existing investigation models because the approach allows greater flexibility and functionality when people are faced with inevitable change and challenges. The authors provide several examples of convergent approaches to current physical, social and economic challenges, and anticipate that convergent science strategies will help build global Brain Capital and introduce a new era of innovation and progress while preparing for the challenges of the future.

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Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

Chief Director Dee Wyly Distinguished Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Co-Leader, The BrainHealth Project

Ian Robertson, PhD

T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair Co-Leader, The BrainHealth Project

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