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Research-Based Initiatives to Optimize Brain Performance

Dr. Sandi Chapman being interviewed by Lee Cullum on the PBS series CEO.


Lee Cullum


Are our brains being wired to enjoy interruptions? How can we harness brain potential amid pervasive technology and a culture of persistently growing distractions?Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, sits down with Lee Cullum to talk about our distracted brains on CEO, a Dallas-based PBS series focused on sharing perspectives of Texas leaders from corporate and nonprofit sectors.


"The ping of our phone actually sends a little spurt of dopamine in our brain. That's why students love it. ... It has become the latest addiction. How many times can you see it, can you feel it? Your brain gets into the state of waiting to be distracted because it is a little pleasure-center boost that distracts you." – Dr. Sandi Chapman
Highlighting the leadership skills and ethics needed to be successful in today's changing global marketplace, Dr. Chapman shares insights to help optimize brain performance. Leading innovative research, her work reaches across the lifespan, from soldiers returning home with PTSD to teachers and countless students in secondary schools, translating science-based brain health strategies to meet real-world needs. Watch the full video on PBS

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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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