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The Brain Is Trainable and Adaptable

Translational research reveals the brain’s capacity to grow, change, rewire and repair throughout life, adapting to cognitive changes by exercising areas of preserved functioning and creating newfound hope for the mitigation of brain injury or disease.

Featured Research

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Neurocognitive Stall: A Paradox in Long-Term Recovery from Pediatric Brain Injury

Children typically recover quicker in the immediate phase of their traumatic brain injury but endure a stall in the latent stage.

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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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Reasoning Training in Veteran and Civilian Traumatic Brain Injury with Persistent Mild Impairment

SMART™ tactics help individuals with TBI show improved executive function, memory, abstract reasoning, depressive symptoms and stress.

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Discourse Changes in Early Alzheimer Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Normal Aging

This study establishes discourse gist measures as a protocol for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment.

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Improved Reasoning in Children with ADHD after Strategic Memory and Reasoning Training: A Novel Intervention for Strategic Learning Impairment

The results of this study demonstrate evidence for the clinical application of cognitive interventions for children with impaired reasoning ability.

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Impaired Discourse Gist and Working Memory in Children after Brain Injury

Children with TBI struggle with abstraction and more complex cognitive tasks even when other basic functions are comparable with uninjured children.

Cognitive Training Reorganizes Network Modularity in Traumatic Brain Injury

Individuals with a TBI demonstrate changes in their brain's connections following a strategy-based cognitive training program called SMART™.

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Combined Effects of Marijuana and Nicotine on Memory Performance and Hippocampal Volume

Marijuana and nicotine use is associated with smaller hippocampal volume and lower memory performance than single substance and no substance use.

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Brain Injury Assessment and Monitoring

After the initial phase of recovery from a brain injury, discover how to unlock your greatest potential at each new stage.

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Alzheimer’s Discovery

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be overwhelming. Reframe the diagnosis as an opportunity to form an action-oriented plan for the future. Take a strengths-based approach that enriches the lives of families adjusting to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

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Charisma Virtual Social Coaching

Charisma™ is a flexible, virtual coaching platform combined with live, interactive social coaching. Trained experts teach cognitive strategies to enhance the way individuals think, interact and thrive socially.