School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

IN PRINT AND ON AIR

In Print & On Air includes current, general interest media coverage of BBS students, faculty, staff and leadership and their achievements. Archives of previous articles back to 2015 are also available.


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Meet Milo, A Robot Helping Texas Students With Autism

Feb 7, 2018

Creators of Milo say students respond to Milo because of the robot’s facial expressions. Research from the Callier Center for Communication Disorders shows individuals with autism start talking to the robots when they don’t talk to other people. READ MORE


KERA News

To Boost Your Brain Health, Use The Acronym ‘FIRST,’ UT Dallas Expert Says

Feb 6, 2018

“A person’s average peak brain years are between age 35 and 40, but the average lifespan is double that. We’re living half of our life with a healthy brain in a state of decline.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair and professor and founder and chief director at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for BrainHealth. READ MORE


KERA News

Exploring Ways To Treat Pain Without Addiction As U.S. Opioid Crisis Worsens

Feb 2, 2018

“There’s no question that opioids are effective for acute pain, but the issue that we have right now is that the drugs that we have to treat chronic pain don’t work very well and the drugs that are efficacious are incredibly dangerous.” — Dr. Theodore Price, associate professor of neuroscience at the School of Behavorial and Brain Sciences. READ MORE


NBCDFW.com

Special Goggles Help Diagnose Possible Brain Injuries

Feb 2, 2018

“The brain is a dynamic machine that changes after injuries so you may not see the symptoms of a concussion for minutes, hours or days after the event.” — Dr. Robert Rennaker, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering, professor of electrical engineering and professor of neuroscience. READ MORE


Texas Monthly

15 Innovators Reshaping Texas

Feb 2018

“When I say I do brain health, most people don’t even know what that means. People either think, “I’m fine,” or “I’ve got Alzheimer’s disease, and there’s nothing I can do.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair and professor and founder and chief director at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for BrainHealth. READ MORE


KERA | Think

Imagining A Future Without Opioids

Jan 31, 2018

Since 2000, more than 300,000 Americans have died after overdosing on opioids, according to the CDC. A podcast about arguably America’s most important public health crisis — and about the prospects for non-opioid pain medication. — Dr. Theodore Price, associate professor of neuroscience at the School of Behavorial and Brain Sciences. READ MORE


Laboratory Equipment

Cognitive Training Helps Regain a Younger-working Brain

Jan 23, 2018

“It is thrilling for me as a cognitive neuroscientist, who has previously studied age-related cognitive decline, to find that cognitive training has the potential to strengthen the aging brain to function more like a younger brain.” — Michael Motes, senior research scientist at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for BrainHealth. READ MORE


UT Dallas Research Blog

Superheroes Among Us: Dr. Michael Burton Battles Pain

Jan 23, 2018

“The research gets interesting where that adaptive response becomes maladaptive. Adaptive is a natural response from the body — to survive and adapt to our surroundings. Maladaptive is a little different.” — Michael Burton, assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. READ MORE


Dallas Innovates

A Look At Dallas’ Rise As a Neurostimulation Hub

Jan 22, 2018

DFW hasn’t historically been a medical device or life sciences hub, but in the last 10 years the tide has turned. It has emerged as a center for innovation in bioelectronics devices, sprouting a significant number of companies and research centers specializing in neurostimulation. READ MORE


People Behind the Science Podcast

Dr. Ted Price: Clarifying the Causes of Chronic Pain and Creating New Treatments

Jan 22, 2018

Some of his trainees have gone on to do academic research, have become professors, or have accepted positions in industry where they are working to get new medicines into the clinic. — Dr. Theodore Price, associate professor of neuroscience at the School of Behavorial and Brain Sciences. READ MORE


People Behind the Science Podcast

Dr. Greg Dussor: Channeling Research Efforts to Understand Mechanisms and Potential Therapeutic Targets of Migraine Pain

Jan 8, 2018

“Scientific research is challenging, and to be successful, you really have to enjoy it. Careers in research are really fun because there are moments where you are the first person on Earth to know the answer to something. This makes it worth all of the struggles.” — Dr. Greg Dussor, associate professor at the School of Behavorial and Brain Sciences. READ MORE

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