Center for BrainHealth® — as part of The University of Texas at Dallas, a Tier One national research university — offers a variety of research opportunities and resources.
Leadership at UT Dallas understands that the most fertile areas of research often lie at the intersections of traditional disciplines, where the insights of people approaching problems from different perspectives can produce surprising and valuable results that impact society.
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Sammons BrainHealth Imaging Center
Located at Center for BrainHealth, the Sammons BrainHealth Imaging Center is a one-of-a-kind facility completely focused on human brain imaging to measure changes in brain health and function. The design and field strength are optimized for functional MRI (fMRI), providing crisp anatomical detail and a signal-to-noise ratio that reduces distortion to facilitate the acquisition and interpretation of data.
UT Dallas Office of Research and Innovation
The Office of Research and Innovation fosters the advancement of cutting-edge research discoveries and technology at the University of Texas at Dallas, an innovative institution with Tier One national research status. Resources provide faculty and staff with a variety of specialized information and training to help efficiently navigate funding opportunities, proposal development, post-award fiscal and effort advising, as well as guidance in facilitating commercial partnerships.
UT Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) brings together innovative research, student training, and community outreach in a climate that fosters collaboration and learning.
Focused on the intersection of mind, brain and behavior, BBS is committed to translating the latest research into treatment and intervention that add depth to education and provide valuable community service.
Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects
All human subjects research (and all other activities, which in part involve human subject research), regardless of sponsorship, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
IRB is a university-wide standing committee appointed by the president not reporting to the Academic Senate of The University of Texas at Dallas.
The EEG laboratory at the Center for BrainHealth® has 4 testing suites, each with complete Compumedics Neuroscan EEG acquisitions systems (EEG details in Equipment).
Each consists of isolated power supply to assure that all the power operating the system shares a common ground. The EEG lab is connected to the Center for BrainHealth network.
Virtual Social Learning Platform
Center for BrainHealth developed Charisma™, a flexible, virtual simulation platform that is used in combination with a clinician-led cognitive social learning protocol to help users increase their social adeptness. Charisma leverages cutting-edge game development software to allow repeated – but novel – practice with real-time simulation of authentic, dynamic social interactions at varying levels of complexity.