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“The briefer (the meeting) the better to maximize brain potential”

Question by Michael King
I am curious… as the Director of a Brain Health Center, what do you do to optimize your own brain performance? And what about your co-workers’ brain performance?

Sandra_Bond_ChapmanAnswer by Dr. Sandra Chapman
I never accept status quo or predictable meetings. The briefer the better to maximize brain potential. It is important for people to give their ideas in a sentence or two at a high level versus getting bogged down in the details to explain everything. I want synthesized new ideas to lead the way! I squeeze the potential out of my co-workers by making them innovate new ideas and solve big problems without micro-managing their thinking.

Read full Q&A with Dr. Chapman, Founder and Director of the Center for BrainHealth at UT-Dallas

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Transcript Available: Dr. Chapman Answers Your Questions About Brain Health and Total Health

The most brain-friendly book dis­cus­sion con­tin­ued today. Read the rest of this entry »

Sandra Chapman: Using innovative thinking, and brain training, we can rewire the brain at every level

Sandra Bond Chapman

Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there? 
As the founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth at UT-Dallas, what gets me excited every day is being on the forefront of defining and encouraging cognitive brain health fitness for people of all ages. We are identifying measures of brain health and what it takes to achieve it for healthy brains, injured brains and diseased brains. It is just as important to care for your brain when it is healthy as when it is diseased or injured. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Chapman Q&A Transcript: Best Brain Health Fitness Tip? “Never let status quo be an option”

Here’s the lightly edited transcript of the January 4th online Q&A session with Dr. Sandra Chapman, Director of the Center for BrainHealth at UT-Dallas and author of the new book Make Your Brain Smarter (Free Press; January 2013). Enjoy!

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AlvaroF: You can start writing questions so we have a few to choose from as we start in a couple of minutes. Thank you!

2:03
AlvaroF: Just one second and we’ll be ready. Already getting great questions!

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AlvaroF: Let me first thank Dr. Sandra Chapman for being with us today. She was one of the best speakers at our 2012 Summit, and since then we wanted to share her research and thinking with all SharpBrains readers. Read the rest of this entry »

Join brain health Q&A with Dr. Sandra Chapman (January 4th, 2013)

 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sandra Chapman, Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at The Uni­ver­sity of Texas at Dal­las and one of the most thought-provoking speakers at the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, will be answering questions from SharpBrains readers on January 4th, 2013.

When: Friday, January 4th, 2013. 11am-noon US Pacific Time/ 2-3pm US Eastern Time.

Who: As a cog­ni­tive neu­ro­sci­en­tist with more than 40 funded research grants, Dr. San­dra Bond Chapman’s sci­en­tific study elu­ci­dates and applies novel approaches to advance cre­ative and crit­i­cal think­ing, strengthen healthy brain devel­op­ment, and incite inno­va­tion through­out life. Dr. Chapman’s research record and brain health break­throughs have led to Read the rest of this entry »

Brain fitness meets HRV and EEG biometrics and neuroinformatics

As an active participant in the OpenViBE project (a software platform to design, test and use Brain-Computer Interfaces), in scientific as well as technical capacities, I have long been focused on ways to process, analyze and put brain signals to practical use. When I started reading on the subject of brain fitness a few years ago, I recognized the potential to enhance a variety of brain training approaches, from meditation to cognitive training, by deploying Read the rest of this entry »

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