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Investing in Late-life Brain Capital

This international research team builds upon the concept of Brain Capital. Using compassion and strategic thinking, they present a comprehensive plan for prioritizing brain skills and brain health later in life – outlining individual, corporate, societal and global approaches for creating a common cultural narrative to enhance the value of aging.

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

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Higher-order Executive Function in Middle School: Training Teachers to Enhance Cognition in Young Adolescents

Using our higher-order executive function training protocol (SMART™), the center provided short-term, intensive professional development to teachers, equipping them with a brain-based program and the confidence to close the learning gap.

Frontiers in Psychology
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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.

Frontiers in Psychology
tom leppert feature

Donor Newsletter

BrainMatters Newsletter Q1 2022

BrainMatters Newsletter Q1 2022

Donor Newsletter

BrainMatters Newsletter Q4 2021

Brain Matters Newsletter Q4 2021

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Novel Oppositional Defiant Disorder 6 Months After Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents

This study investigates possible predictive factors of novel oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) among children and adolescents in the first 6 months following traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
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Snoring Remediation with Oral Appliance Therapy Potentially Reverses Cognitive Impairment: An Intervention Controlled Pilot Study

This pilot study investigates the relationship between respiration rate and snoring in individuals with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

Geriatrics
BrainMatters Newsletter Q2&3 2021 cover image

Donor Newsletter

BrainMatters Newsletter Q2-3 2021

Brain Matters Newsletter Q2-3 2021

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Research

Virtual Training Helps Underserved Middle Schoolers Hone Social Skills

Recent research at the center demonstrates the power of combining Charisma™, a virtual platform, with live coaching to help students enhance their social skills and confidence in a low-risk environment.

Frontiers in Education
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How Confidence Works: The New Science of Self-belief, Why Some People Learn It and Others Don't

Dr. Ian Robertson explores the mechanisms behind confidence that have emerged in science and neuroscience and explains how confidence can be improved.

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Improving Classroom Communication: The Effects of Virtual Social Training on Communication and Assertion Skills in Middle School Students

Socially at-risk students showed significant improvement in their social skills after they underwent virtual training.

Frontiers in Education
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Highlighting Brain-based Inequalities for Women: From Bedside and Boardroom to Policy

The team of researchers who wrote this article explore the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 upon women, and the consequences for children, families, communities and future generations – unless prompt action is taken to close "The Brain Gap."

Psychiatric Times
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Building Brain Capital

A progressive team of interdisciplinary researchers seek to draw attention to the crucial role of Brain Capital in fueling economic and societal recovery and resilience.

Neuron

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Phosphate Brain Energy Metabolism and Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease: A Spectroscopy Study Using Whole-Brain Volume-Coil 31Phosphorus Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at 7Tesla

This novel study shows that it is possible to measure phosphate brain energy metabolism (p-BEM) with precision at ultra high field magnetic strength in living human subjects.

Frontiers in Neuroscience

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Autonomous Learning of New Environments With a Robotic Team Employing Hyper-Spectral Remote Sensing

An autonomous robotic team can learn the characteristics of environments faster than ever before.

Sensors