The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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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.


Quartz at Work

Scientifically, This is the Best Age for you to Lead

May 9, 2019

“The theory states that as the brain perceives challenges to cognition, it can find new ways to work around them. An older person may use more regions of her brain to accomplish a task than a younger individual, but both people could do the job equally well.” — 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


WFAA.com

Can you Train Your Brain to Work Better?

Apr 28, 2019

“Eighty percent of what we learn is through our eyes. Think about where you are. What your feet feel like. What does your body feel like? Are you pulling your coat closer? Opening it up because you think it’s warm weather? What do you hear? What sounds do you hear? What do you smell? Do you taste anything?” — Bonnie Pittman, former director of the Dallas Museum of Art and currently an educator at the Center for BrainHealth. READ MORE


Medical Press

Research Underscores Value of Cognitive Training for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Apr 10, 2019

“This study adds to the compelling evidence that cognitive training provides an intervention option to benefit people with MCI, to strengthen their cognitive capacity and even their daily memory function.” The study’s lead author, Namrata Das, MD, MPH, works in the lab of the chief director, Dr. Sandra B. Chapman, of the Center for BrainHealth. READ MORE


Eurek Alert

Migraine-Linked Protein Exhibits Sex-Specific Pain Effects

Apr 8, 2019

“Although CGRP plays a clear role in migraine, this does not imply that migraine is exclusively a CGRP-based disorder. This is just the beginning of demonstrations showing that CGRP might act differently in women.” — Dr. Greg Dussor, associate professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. READ MORE


Corsicana Daily Sun

Montfort raises $500 for Super Ears for Super Kids

Apr 1, 2019

Graycie Montfort, a fifth grader from Collins Intermediate School and member of Emhouse 4–H, donated $500 over Spring Break to The University of Texas at Dallas’ Callier Center for Communication Disorders to help families with the cost of hearing aids for their children. READ MORE


Nature Magazine

Why the Sexes Don’t Feel Pain the Same Way

Mar 27, 2019

“It’s much harder to investigate these pain pathways in people, but clues are emerging.” — Dr. Theodore Price, associate professor of neuroscience at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. READ MORE


Woman’s Day

How To Recapture Peace and Quiet In a Noisy World

Mar 27, 2019

“They’re worth the price if you can swing it. They block background sounds well enough that you’ll be able to listen to something at a quieter level.” — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, the Emilie and Phil Schepps Professor of Hearing Science and professor and program head of Audiology. READ MORE


Center for BrainHealth

How the Brain Performance Institute Is Changing the Perceptions of the Corporate World

Mar 2019

“Many professionals wear their ability to multitask like a badge of honor, but the training teaches otherwise. Many people feel they aren’t being efficient if they aren’t checking their email during a conference call or meeting, but CBH research pushes back against being constantly busy and overstimulated. These pervasive behaviors make meetings inefficient and ineffective, and the cost of that is significant.” — Jennifer Zientz, who heads the Center for BrainHealth’s clinical services. READ MORE


Wired Magazine

Women’s Pain is Different from Men’s — The Drugs Could be Too

Mar 19, 2019

“The acknowledgement of sex differences in pain could stir up the field and lead to new advances. Amid the promise of personalized medicine, with drugs tailored to patients based on genetic sequencing, developing pain medicines for half the population seems like a no-brainer.” — Dr. Theodore Price, associate professor of neuroscience at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. READ MORE


KERA News

New Childhood Development Study Follows 300 Minority Families In North Texas

Mar 14, 2019

“There are many studies that show growing up with inadequate resources in terms of family income is one strong predictor, and you know the disparities in school achievement related to income is just so very persistent. What we’re trying to do is dig a little deeper, and one aspect that we’ve really focused on is what we call quality of parenting.” — Margaret Owen, Robinson Family Professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and director of the Center for Children and Families. READ MORE


Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

$10 Million to Help Study Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Colleen Le Prell, the Emilie and Phil Schepps Professor of Hearing Science and professor and program head of Audiology is a collaborator on the study. READ MORE


Dallas News

Explore the Hidden Wonders, Technology Happening Right Here in Dallas with Science in the City

Mar 8, 2019

Over the next five Saturdays, Dallas Morning News readers and members of the general public will have the chance to explore these important advances firsthand. Southern Methodist University, UT Southwestern Medical Center, the University of Texas at Dallas, UTDs’ Center for BrainHealth, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the nonprofit talkSTEM have partnered with The Dallas Morning News to connect the Dallas-Fort Worth community with researchers working at the frontiers of their fields. READ MORE


Dallas News

Science in the City Promises a Cool Study of Self-Driving Cars, Prehistoric Animals and Earthquakes

Mar 6, 2019

This year, “Science in the City” will unfold over a series of Saturdays from March 16 to April 13. Visitors will learn about groundbreaking brain research, self-driving cars, artificial limbs, prehistoric animals, earthquakes and nuclear explosions. READ MORE


The Mercury

Center for BrainHealth Conducts National Study

Feb 25, 2019

“We have the immense potential to keep our brain functioning stronger every single day. I think, for me as a cognitive neuroscientist, one of the most surprising things is that compared to other aspects of our health, the brain is the only part of our body that we only focus on when something goes wrong.” — 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


Next Avenue

Our Brains Need Exercise, Too

Feb 6, 2019

“Awareness of the steps to improve cognitive brain function is at least a generation behind that of heart health. When our fathers and grandparents died of a heart attack or stroke, we chalked it up to tragic luck. Clogged arteries, high blood pressure and high cholesterol were considered normal features of aging before 1948.” — 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


Live Science

Woman with Rare Condition Couldn’t Hear Male Voices

Jan 11, 2019

“Causes of the sudden onset of RSHL can include blood vessel problems or trauma. Autoimmune disorders that affect the inner ear — which are thought to occur in about 1 percent of the U.S. population — may also be a cause of RSHL.” — Jackie Clark, clinical professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and past president of the American Academy of Audiology. READ MORE


US News & World Report

Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

Jan 8, 2019

“Getting Medicare to cover costs in full would go a long way to ensuring that those at all income levels get the devices and continuous care they need.” — Jackie Clark, clinical professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and past president of the American Academy of Audiology. READ MORE


Gizmodo

What’s the Worst Pain?

Jan 7, 2019

“I think that the worst kind of physical pain is the type that you feel you cannot control. This is a huge issue with people with intractable chronic pain, as the pain often was originally a result of an injury that has long-since healed but there is no sign of the pain relenting.” — Dr. Theodore Price, associate professor of neuroscience at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. READ MORE

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