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Julie Fratantoni, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Julie Fratantoni, PhD, CCC-SLP Head of Operations, The BrainHealth Project Research Scientist

Dr. Julie Fratantoni is a cognitive neuroscientist and head of operations for The BrainHealth® Project – a ten-year, longitudinal research study seeking to define, measure and improve brain health and performance across the lifespan. She manages user experience, content creation and development of the online BrainHealth dashboard where participants access assessments, coaching and training.

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Dr. Fratantoni also leads the Center’s Kindness Enterprise, a research and translational program seeking to uncover and harness the brain’s capacity for kindness, empathy and compassion as critical components of overall brain health and well-being. She has led high-performance brain training for corporate executives, veterans, athletes and young adults. She finds her work most rewarding when she can empower individuals to cooperate at their highest capacity, reduce stress, achieve their goals and be the best version of themselves.

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A Novel BrainHealth Index Prototype Improved by Telehealth-Delivered Training During COVID-19

This groundbreaking study examines the potential to revolutionize global health using a holistic, personalized measure of brain fitness (the BrainHealth® Index) in conjunction with SMART™ Brain Training.

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Parenting With a Kind Mind: Exploring Kindness as a Potentiator for Enhanced Brain Health

The BrainHealth pilot study Kind Minds With Moozie examines the impact of digitally-delivered, self-paced brain science education and kindness activities on resilience and empathy in parents and preschool-aged children.

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What Is Brain Health?

Julie Fratantoni, PhD, and Jennifer Zientz, MS, CCC-SLP, join Jim Falk, co-host of local KERA and issues-oriented television program McCuistion, to discuss how to accelerate the brain's capacity to increase your own mental ability, sharing ideas for ways you can take control your own brain health at any stage of life.

Typically, brain health is defined as the absence of disease, when we wouldn't define health for any other part of our body like that. We are defining brain health as your capacity to thrive within your life context.

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Improve Your Focus at Any Age

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The brain has a lifelong ability to improve. It’s time to reject the notion that it is “normal” for brain performance to decline with age.

Did you know that there are things you can do each day to increase or maintain your brain health and improve your focus?

Over the past three decades, research has established that the brain is the most adaptable and flexible organ – across the entire lifespan – thanks to neuroplasticity.

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UT Dallas Embarks on Study to Help Boost Brain Power

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Did you know it's possible to boost your brain power?

A study happening in Dallas is offering tools to maximize brain health and a one-of-a-kind peek into your own brain potential.

The BrainHealth Project, happening at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas, is a landmark scientific study designed to define brain health, measure brain health with a novel, multifaceted BrainHealth Index that tracks progress toward personalized brain fitness goals, and enhance, maintain and regain brain health through proven training, self-paced activities and live coaching.

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