School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

IN PRINT AND ON AIR

In Print & On Air includes general interest media coverage of BBS students, faculty, staff and leadership and their achievements. Also, see our In Print & On Air Archives of articles from 2016 and 2015.

The Age

Could a Zap to the Head be Dynamite for Your Brain Power?

July 16, 2017

“The idea is, with learning bunches of words, we could use the very same mechanisms that are engaged when you look down and see a snake, or teeter on the edge of a cliff, or you’re fighting for your life.” — Dr. Mike Kilgard, Margaret Fonde Jonsson Chair and professor of neuroscience. read more


Medical Press

Strategic Brain Training Positively Affects Neural Connectivity for Individuals with TBI

May 23, 2017

“A TBI disrupts brain structure. These brain changes can interfere with brain network communication and the cognitive functions those networks support.” — Dr. Kiwan Han, research scientist at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for BrainHealth. read more


Medical Press

Neuroscientists Seek Brain Basis of Craving in Addiction and Binge Eating

May 3, 2017

At the Center for BrainHealth, Dr. Xiaosi Gu and Dr. Francesca Filbey are taking a new approach to addiction research with a focus on quantifying craving in the brain. read more


Daily Mail.com

US Military Bosses Reveal Radical Plan to Hack Soldier’s Brains to Give them Superhuman Capabilities

April 26, 2017

“Military personnel are required to utilize a wide variety of complex perceptual, motor, and cognitive skills under challenging conditions.” — Dr. Robert Rennaker, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering, professor of electrical engineering and professor of neuroscience. read more


Reuters

Millions of Americans Risk Hearing Loss from Jobs and Guns

Apr 13, 2017

“Hearing loss can be prevented, with the consistent and correct use of hearing protection devices.” — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, the Emilie and Phil Schepps Professor of Hearing Science and Professor and Program Head of Audiology AuD. read more


AAAS

Strategy-Based Video Games May Improve Older Adults’ Brain Function

Mar 22, 2017

“If the target is to improve older adults’ cognitive control, reasoning, and higher-order cognitive skills, and stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s as long as possible, then maybe strategy games are the way to go.” – Dr. Chandramallika Basak, Assistant Professor of psychology at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for Vital Longevity. read more


Chess Base

Cognitive Benefits of Chess

Mar 10, 2017

“I noticed that my son learned much about chess from just a week at UT Dallas’ summer chess camp. That intrigued me regarding how the rate at which children learn chess can relate to cognitive functions in children.” – Dr. Chandramallika Basak, Assistant Professor of psychology at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for Vital Longevity. read more


Fox 4 News

Talking with Kids About Body Image

Mar 7, 2017

A professor at UT Dallas is studying the problem of children, adults, and excess weight and she’s reached some conclusions that parents should know about. – Dr. Shayla Holub, Associate Professor and Program Head, Psychological Sciences PhD, Psychology BS and Child Learning and Development BS. read more


WebMD

Nerve ’Zap’ Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery

March 1, 2017

The study was funded by the VNS device’s manufacturer, MicroTransponder Inc., based in Texas, a partner company to the UT Dallas Texas Biomedical Device Center. read more


WFAA.com

Brain Health as a Dallas Police Line of Defense

Feb 23, 2017

“How a life in law enforcement affects the brain is unknown and woefully understudied among the scientific community.” Jennifer Zientz, MS, CCC/SLP, Head of Clinical Services at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for BrainHealth. read more


The Center for BrainHealth

Protect Your Brain for Life: Follow These Expert Strategies

Feb 21, 2017

“We know what to do if you tear a ligament or break an ankle, but too many head injuries go ignored and untreated.” 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


The Mercury

UTD’s Resources Help Students with Autism Navigate College

Feb 20, 2017

“A huge problem is getting support for adults with autism because a lot of public services for kids with autism (are) tied to the school system.” — Dr. Noah Sasson, Assistant Professor at the School of Behavorial and Brain Sciences. read more


The Academic Minute

Xiaosi Gu, University of Texas at Dallas — Effects of Belief on Nicotine Cravings

Feb 8, 2017

“We expected the presence of nicotine to show some sort of craving response in the brain compared to conditions where individuals did not receive nicotine, but that was not what we found.” — Dr. Xiaosi Gu, Assistant Professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for BrainHealth. read more


WFAA.com

Cyber Bullying: What Your Kids May Not be Telling You

Feb 6, 2017

“It only has to happen once and it is incredibly hurtful. Because it’s public, it’s long lasting, the person can go back and revisit it and it is witnessed by the entire peer group.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, Ashbel Smith Professor, Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Provost. read more


KERA News

So, You’re Extremely Busy? Researchers Say You Likely Have Better Memory, Reasoning

Feb 1, 2017

“There’s a remarkable absence of work on the effects of busyness on cognition, even though everyone is always talking about how busy they are.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences and Director of Research at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for Vital Longevity. read more


Psychology Today

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Holds Promise for Treating Addiction

Jan 24, 2017

“We are studying extinction learning and how vagus nerve stimulation can help subjects learn a new behavior that is opposed to an existing, maladaptive behavior like drug taking” Dr. Sven Kroener, Assistant Professor at the School of Behavorial and Brain Sciences. read more


NBCDFW.com

Yoga, Meditation Helping Students in South Dallas Schools

Jan 23, 2017

“Meditation and yoga change the areas of the brain that are involved in memory and attention and so, these are the areas that are developing the most in kids.” said Dr. Julia Evans, Professor and Neuroscientist at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. read more


Refinery 29

How To Actually Respond When People Say Bad Things About Their Bodies

Jan 17, 2017

“When we’re told at nearly every turn that we’re supposed to feel bad about our bodies, it can be hard not to internalize the negative noise around us.” – Dr. Shayla Holub, Associate Professor and Program Head, Psychological Sciences PhD, Psychology BS and Child Learning and Development BS. read more


WFAA.com

Father and Daughter Receive Matching Hearing Aids

Jan 5, 2017

“If your kid’s enrolled in soccer, you’re going to go to soccer. Your kid has piano lessons you’re going to do that too. So this kind of fits that mold.” Dr. Kenneth Pugh, with the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. read more


News Medical

Scientist Receives $2.7 Million DOD Grant for Research on Veterans with Chronic TBI

Jan 11, 2017

“Those who experience a traumatic brain injury often struggle with working memory, planning and cognitive control, which impacts real-life functionality.” — Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, Debbie and Jim Francis Chair and Associate Professor of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Center for BrainHealth. read more

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