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?
Answer 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.
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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 »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
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!
AlvaroF: You can start writing questions so we have a few to choose from as we start in a couple of minutes. Thank you!
AlvaroF: Just one second and we’ll be ready. Already getting great questions!
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 »
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 »