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The University of Texas at Dallas expert on improving brain health and fitness to address Congress’ Neuroscience Caucus

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Center for BrainHealth

On Wednesday, February 14, Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, chief director of Center for BrainHealth, and Dee Wyly Distinguished Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas, will address members of the U.S. House of Representatives and their staffs at a briefing on “How New Year’s Resolutions are Healthy for Your Brain.” The session is presented by The American Brain Coalition, American Academy of Neurology, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Center for BrainHealth, and the Society for Neuroscience in cooperationwiththe Congressional Neuroscience Caucus. Caucus Co-Chairs Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Morgan Luttrell (R-TX) will make opening remarks.Dr. Chapman will present the urgent need to raise awareness and understanding of the imperative surrounding individuals’ and institutions’ adoption of proactive, protective, preventive measures that can enhance brain function at any age, regardless of life circumstances. Center for BrainHealth’s leading-edge cognitive neuroscience studies and programs over the past 25 years demonstrate that improved brain health has positive impacts on educational, social, health, institutional and economic systems. 

Says Dr. Chapman, “If more people understood the promise of taking simple steps that can be easily incorporated into our daily lives, Americans could strengthen neural health; emerging adults could reduce stress and depression before it becomes debilitating; students living in poverty could improve academic achievement; military and first responders could improve mental agility; and the aging population could increase their mental energy and well-being.”

The briefing will be held in 1416 Longworth House Office Building from 12:15 to 1:15 pm EST. Space is limited.



Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, is a translational research institute committed to enhancing, preserving, and restoring brain health across the lifespan. Major research areas include the use of functional and structural neuroimaging techniques to better understand the neurobiology supporting cognition and emotion in health and disease. This leading-edge scientific exploration is translated quickly into practical innovations to improve how people think, work and live, empowering people of all ages to unlock their brain potential. Translational innovations build on Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Tactics (SMART™), a proprietary methodology developed and tested by BrainHealth researchers and other teams over three decades.

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