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The low immersion virtual reality open world in Charisma Virtual Social Training and additional prop features were designed to facilitate dynamic interactions.

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BrainHealth Research Demonstrates Impact of Virtual Social Training

New research from Center for BrainHealth demonstrates Charisma Virtual Social Coaching supports social skill development in a virtual environment. This award-winning, avatar-driven virtual gaming environment combines social cognitive strategy training, strengths-based coaching and real-time practice to improve overall daily social interactions.

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The six 2022 Art of Kindness finalists.

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Art Immersion in the Neuroscience of Empathy

Center for BrainHealth hosted the fourth annual Art of Kindness with returning sponsor Bank of Texas. The popular student art competition was conducted in collaboration with UTD’s School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology on November 10, in celebration of World Kindness Day.

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Legacy Award Dinner honoring McRavens. Speaking: Dr. Richard C. Benson.

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Todd Platt to Receive One of BrainHealth’s Highest Honors, The Legacy Award

On February 2, 2023, Center for BrainHealth will honor Todd Platt with its annual Legacy Award during a dinner at the Dallas Country Club. Since 2006, the prestigious award has been given to individuals whose unwavering passion and dedication enable Center for BrainHealth to empower people in unlocking their brain potential.

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The BrainHealth Patch Program with the Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas promotes possibility thinking and social resilience.

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New Girl Scouts Patch Focuses on Brain Health to Spark Curiosity, Creativity and Courage

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) and Center for BrainHealth have partnered to bring the BrainHealth Patch Program to Girl Scouts of all levels, empowering girls to focus on brain health while promoting possibility thinking and social resilience.

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Jeahong Kim, Daniel Krawczyk, Stephen Campbell, Brandi Sinclair, Amy Barraza, Brian Conroy, Pariya Zare

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2022 Friends of BrainHealth Award Recipients

Center for BrainHealth hosted the annual Friends of BrainHealth Scientist Selection Luncheon at the Dallas Country Club, sponsored by Barbara and Steve Durham. The 2022 Visionary New Scientist Award was determined by a live audience in a “Shark Tank” style vote among three finalists.

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Supporting BrainHealth Solutions for North Texas Youth

Center for BrainHealth raised $56,840 from 63 donors (11 first-time donors) during North Texas Giving Day. The funds will go toward students and teachers in under-resourced communities around the Dallas area, to train them in brain-healthy practices and strategies shown to help people thrive, whatever their individual circumstances.

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Collage of all of the new Ambassadors for BrainHealth.

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New Advisory Board Members Become Ambassadors for BrainHealth

Center for BrainHealth announced their advisory board members for 2022-2023. A slate of new members will add their deep experience, diverse achievements and community-mindedness to the broad expertise represented by the board.

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Newly Funded Projects Race Toward Discovery of Brain Health Metrics

Center for BrainHealth announces three rapid-launch research initiatives, made possible by Sammons Enterprises, that seek to advance the first objective metrics of improved brain systems in response to interventions.

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Former Vice Chair Takes the Reins as Center for BrainHealth’s Advisory Board Chair

Center for BrainHealth announced new leadership for its advisory board. Starting September 1, David Jacobs will succeed Roger Gault as board chair, and Lindsay Wilson will assume the vice chair position.

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BrainHealth Research Demonstrates the Impact of Aging on Brain Function

Using calibrated functional magnetic resonance imaging (cfMRI), BrainHealth researchers tested their hypothesis that the aging process has damaging effects on the brain's underlying neuro-vascular coupling (NVC) system.

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National Guard Advances Warfighter Brain Fitness

The National Guard Bureau has taken a bold step toward securing and enhancing Warfighter brain health, and ensuring cognitive combat readiness with the launch of a new initiative to measure, track and improve cognitive performance and psychological well-being – the Warfighter Brain Fitness program.

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HKS Partners With Center for BrainHealth to Help Employees Thrive

HKS is partnering with The University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth on a study to improve the way the firm’s employees work, collaborate and innovate, both individually and as an organization.

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Jacque Gamino conducting SMART training with a group of Dallas-area teachers.

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BrainHealth Research Demonstrates Cognitive Training Improves Student Learning

SMART training provides immediate and long-term academic benefits. New research demonstrates that neuroscience training equips teachers with the tools and confidence to reduce learning gaps in eighth grade students, as measured by State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) performance.

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Center for BrainHealth Receives Transformational Investment from Sammons Enterprises, Names Imaging Center

This largest single gift in the center’s history will advance work to identify neural indicators of protected, strengthened and restored brain health.

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Portrait of a multi-generation family, sitting together on the grass in a park. The main focus is the 6 year old boy laughing in the foreground next to his mother and grandfather. The grandfather is in his 80s.

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The Power of Kindness in Improving Brain Health

Kindness is powerful and does not just affect the recipient’s feelings – kindness can also impact an entire family’s brain health.

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