Discovery Series Spring 2018

Submitted by slc0022 on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:08
Date & Time: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:30
WIllis Library, Room 140

You are an expert. You have wisdom. Your life is full of experience. But is your brain, your greatest asset and natural resource, keeping up? It is startling that little to no progress has been made in extending our brain health span to match our significantly increased extended life span. What if we could find a way to build a faster, stronger, higher-performing brain? Cutting-edge science shows we can have a younger working, more energized brain while expanding our cognitive capacity and retaining the key knowledge as we age. Shouldn't our best brain years be ahead? Learn about BrainHealth 2027 and its global mission to enhance brain performance and inoculate against decline.


Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., is Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth, founder of the Brain Performance Institute, and the Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair at The University of Texas at Dallas. With more than 30 years research experience, Dr. Chapman is committed to translating these findings to maximize cognitive performance and strengthen brain systems across the entire lifespan. A cognitive neuroscientist with more than 40 funded research grants and more than 200 publications, Dr. Chapman's scientific studies discover, test and refine comprehensive approaches to advance deeper-level and more innovative thinking, strengthen resilience and healthy brain performance, inoculate against decline and regain lost capacity after brain injury on in disease.

Dr. Chapman collaborates with scientists across the country and world to lead an effort that is creating an entirely new field of Brain Health. On the frontier of brain health discovery, her scientific studies meld interdisciplinary expertise across domains of cognitive neuroscience, rehabilitation, brain imaging, medicine and neuroengineering to mention a few. The over-arching goals are to understand how to better evaluate higher-order, strategic cognition and develop, test, implement protocols to achieve optimal brain performance and recovery at later stages post injury through enhancing and preserving frontal lobe function. With federal, state and private philanthropic support, she is discovering ways to harness the brain’s inherent plasticity to build cognitive capacity in healthy individuals of all ages (teenagers, young adults, Baby Boomers); and all walks (traditionalists, business executives, educators, veterans, athletes); as well as those who have experienced concussions and more serious forms of brain injury; those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); autism spectrum disorder and many others. She is author of the book, Make Your Brain Smarter and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, The, Psychology Today and has been featured as an expert for national and international publications and media outlets including USA Today,, Fox News, Reuters, Neurology Now, The Dallas Morning News, and many others.

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