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Virtual Sips & Science Fall Series 2021

Join us each month for the latest insights on brain science innovations. The Fall series in 2021 will be completely free of charge! Register for the full series, and attend as many talks as you like.

Please contact brainhealthevents@utdallas.edu with any questions. For more information, visit our events FAQ page.

Speaker Lineup

Francesca Filbey in dark blue blouse with lights, portrait. Professor and Director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research of Addictive Disorders; Bert Moore Chair; Associate Provost, UT Dallas

The Reward-Motivation Loop: What Addiction Teaches Us About the Brain

Where is the intersection between science and public health? Join Dr. Francesca Filbey as she discusses the neuroscience of addiction and how we can close the gap between scientific knowledge, public opinion and legislation surrounding the impacts of cannabis on health and behavior.

Not Just Games: VR to Boost Brain Health

If you think the world of virtual reality is for gamers only, think again! VR is impacting our world in a profound way, especially in the medical field. Join us on October 21 to learn more about how virtual reality is increasingly used for education and treatment in the fields of health and medicine.

21st Century Learners: The Creator Archetype

Byron Sanders Virtual Event

Nov 10, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Learning about innovative approaches that reverse despair, cultivate hope, and create a new generation of inspired thinkers. Hear about an innovative initiative strengthening social and emotional learning and the impact of advocacy to empower our youth, and how that ties into BrainHealth’s mission of Better Brain. Better Life. Better World.

Byron Sanders is a committed advocate for education, economic development and creating equitable communities. As the President and CEO of Big Thought, he explores innovative ways to narrow the opportunity gap and believes it’s our charge to shape society so young people have the chance to live the innate greatness that’s inside of them. 

Dr. Ian Robertson holding a brain, landscape. T Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair, Center for BrainHealth; Co-Leader, the Brainhealth Project.

The Confident Brain: The Science of Self-belief

Dr. Ian Robertson Virtual Event Sponsored by Bank of Texas Dec 9, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Imagine we could discover something that could make us richer, healthier, longer-living, smarter, kinder, happier, more motivated and more innovative. Ridiculous, you might say... What is this elixir? Confidence. If you have confidence, it can empower you to reach heights you never thought possible. But if you don't, it can have a devastating effect on your future. Confidence lies at the core of what makes things happen.

Dr. Ian Robertson is a leading researcher on how we can harness the mind’s attention systems to maximize the brain’s capacity to reshape itself and to give every person a sense of control over their own emotions and cognitive function. A Scottish neuroscientist and clinical psychologist, he is a Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. He also serves as Co-leader of The BrainHealth Project.