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Virtual Training Helps Underserved Middle Schoolers Hone Social Skills

Recent research from the Center for BrainHealth® at UT Dallas 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

Author: Ian Robertson
Hardcover IBSN: 978-1787633711
Publication date: 3 June 2021
Page count: 304


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


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.


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New Hope for Executive Function and Reasoning Remediation in Children with ADHD: Strategic Memory and Reasoning Training (SMART)

Teaching children with ADHD specific metacognitive strategies has the potential to improve strategic learning and executive function.

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

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

This groundbreaking study establishes a holistic, personalized measure of brain fitness (the BrainHealth® Index) and training protocols with the potential to revolutionize global health.

Frontiers in Public Health

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Efficacy of Cognitive Training When Translated from the Laboratory to the Real World

This article presents preliminary evidence on the efficacy of SMART™ training when it is administered over a condensed time frame.

Military Medicine

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The Peripheral Effect of Direct Current Stimulation on Brain Circuits Involving Memory

Activation of the noradrenergic pathway to the hippocampus modifies functional connectivity, supporting the consolidation of a memory event.

Science Advances

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A Brain Capital Grand Strategy: Toward Economic Reimagination

Brain capital is a key component in shaping economic resilience, linked to our digitalized, globalized, complex, and interconnected yet fragile global economy. The time is now to catalyze a Grand Strategy for Brain Capital.

Molecular Psychiatry

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Relationship of Parieto-Occipital Brain Energy Phosphate Metabolism and Cognition Using 31P MRS at 7-Tesla in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment

This study examines potential for brain energy metabolism to be utilized as a cognitive measure for mild cognitive impairment.

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

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Enhancing Patient Understanding of Medication Risks and Benefits

A gist reasoning program may help to enhance informed decision-making among patients with limited information regarding their treatment options.

Arthritis Care & Research

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Rhythm and Syntax Processing in School-Age Children

Children with good rhythm skills understood grammatically complex sentences better than children with poor rhythm skills.

Developmental Psychology

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Charisma: A Virtual Reality Training to Promote Social BrainHealth in Adults

This game-based platform with a clinician-led strategy training protocol helps adults navigate the socially complex interactions they face every day.

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Baseline Cerebral Metabolism Predicts Fatigue and Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Individuals with multiple sclerosis have lower brain oxygen metabolism; a measurement shown to be predictive of fatigue and cognitive dysfunction.

Neuroimage: Clinical

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A SMART Approach for Enhancing Higher-Order Cognitive Functioning Following Sports and Recreation-related Mild TBI in Youth Using Telepractice

SMART™ tactics can remediate higher-order cognitive processes following mild traumatic brain injury and help prevent negative, long-lasting impacts.

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups