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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!


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 »

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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