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Improve Your Focus at Any Age

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Prime Women

Julie Fratantoni, PhD, CCC-SLP


Neuroplasticity endows the brain with an incredible ability to improve throughout life. However, today's technology-infused culture encourages us to have distracted brains, practice addictive behaviors and develop toxic habits. The average attention span is only 40 seconds, meaning that is crucial to learn ways to protect and strengthen your capacity for strategic attention. By developing habits like single-tasking, blocking out unimportant information and identifying your two, top priorities each day, we can begin to quell the chaos and find a path to better brain health. Learn ways to be strategic in how you process information and approach daily tasks by joining The BrainHealth Project, a personalized brain health research study led by cognitive neuroscientist Sandi Chapman, PhD.Read the full story in Prime Women

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Julie Fratantoni, PhD, CCC-SLP

Head of Research Integration and Partnerships Center for BrainHealth


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