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Closing the Gap From Scientific Discovery to Solutions

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The Huffington Post

Sandra Bond Chapman

The latest cognitive neuroscience research reveals key ways to improve brain health in people of all ages and stages. These discoveries are incredibly timely -- now, more than ever.


In this editorial, Dr. Sandi Chapman shares how findings from our SMART program highlight growing evidence that much can be done to maximize the brain's thinking capacity and to ward off low achievement and cognitive decline. The multitude of factors that compromise brain function is costly at all levels of society -- from the individual to our nation as a whole. However, new scientific protocols are identifying that brain systems can be strengthened and cognitive performance can be enhanced. The outcomes underscore the potential to mitigate losses from medical, psychological and neurological setbacks across the lifespan, adding years to cognitive brain performance and improved real-life outcomes.Each of us can take steps to improve our brain health immediately. There are easily adoptable habits we can build and small changes that we can all make to achieve better brain health.Read the full story on The Huffington Post  

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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

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