BrainHealth Highlights Connection Between Mental Fitness and Relationships
Dallas Morning News
Center for BrainHealth’s week of free events runs Feb. 20-24Over the past 20 years neuroscience has transformed how researchers view intelligence by demonstrating the remarkable adaptability of the human brain. Yet, according to a recent survey conducted by Center for BrainHealth, most people do not know how to change their brain and start to realize their cognitive potential.BrainHealth Week offers inspiring daily themes, like growth, clarity, connectedness, balance and impact, and ways for people of all ages to participate, kicking off with a Family Fun Fair focused on reaching children and teens. In addition to attending a variety of in-person and virtual events, people can participate in a Daily Text Challenge by texting BRAIN to 888-844-8991.
“It’s really about bringing community together. How can we use our brains to show up as our best, authentic self and then connect with other people so that we can feel a sense of family and community?”Maria Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP, director of youth and family innovations at Center for BrainHealth
Researchers note that, compared to physical changes, brain changes can fall off the radar. BrainHealth Week is part of the center's ongoing effort to raise awareness of how daily habits affect brain health, and how people can exert some control by creating personalized wellness plans for the brain.
“You only sort of pay attention to the brain when it’s not working right. It’s not been until really the last few decades that we’ve been able to image the brain, or know what it looks like or know that it can change.”Dr. Julie Fratantoni, research scientist and head of operations for The BrainHealth Project
Newly published research demonstrates the effectiveness of online delivery of SMART. Findings from a recent study suggest that participating in the training may have a long-term impact, with participants experiencing reduced depression and stress for at least six months post-training.
Center for BrainHealth is a cognitive neuroscience research center. Research results and participant testimonials are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute a promise or guarantee of future results. We are not a medical provider, and our events, programs, and content should not be construed as offering medical advice.