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David Gelles

David Gelles

Neuroscience experts from around the world will share brain health insights next month at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas’ four-part lecture series — The Brain: An Owner’s Guide.

The series will begin with the Emy Lou & Jerry Baldridge Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. David Gelles, reporter for The New York Times, will present “Mindful Work: How Meditation Can Transform Business” at the Center for BrainHealth, 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.

The series, which is sponsored by the Container Store, will continue at the same time and location on Feb. 9, 16 and 23. The price is $35 for a single ticket to one lecture, $45 for a ticket at the door and $130 for a series pass to all four lectures. For more information or to register, visit centerforbrainhealth.org.

“Our mission at the center is to unlock brain potential in people of all ages and stages,” said Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair at UT Dallas. “We have touched thousands of lives with the support of our extraordinary partners at the Container Store, shining a spotlight on the brain’s remarkable power and encouraging everyone to be an integral part of the brain health movement.”

Our mission at the center is to unlock brain potential in people of all ages and stages.

Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman,
founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair at UT Dallas

This is the ninth year the Center for BrainHealth and the Container Store have partnered to bring brain health awareness and empowerment into the community.

“At the Container Store, we believe that being organized promotes a sharp mind, and brain health is critical to all of our futures in leading full, vibrant and impactful lives,” said Melissa Reiff, president and chief operating officer of the Container Store. “Our customers and employees alike appreciate that we pursue creative, innovative partnerships like the one we’ve had for nine years with the Center for BrainHealth. We know that The Brain: An Owner’s Guide lecture series will continue to educate and inspire our community, helping ignite passion for brain health and strengthen our strategic thinking skills and creative innovation every day — whether in our personal or our professional lives.”

The Brain: An Owner’s Guide Lecture Series Schedule

Feb. 2The Emy Lou & Jerry Baldridge Lecture“Mindful Work: How Meditation Can Transform Business” — David Gelles

Gelles, a reporter for The New York Times, will explain the importance of “taking a breath.” Learn the ins and outs of mindfulness training, and how it reduces employees’ stress, and improves personal performance, productivity and job satisfaction.

Feb. 9The Gratitude Foundation Lecture“Brain-Machine Interfaces: From Basic Science to Neurological Rehabilitation” — Dr. Miguel Nicolelis

What if you could control devices with your thoughts? Nicolelis will discuss his research and the potential to improve clinical treatment of paralysis and debilitating neurological disorders.

Feb. 16The Fluor Corporation Lecture“Video Games: Innovative Approaches to Enhance Brain Health at Any Age” — Dr. Adam Gazzaley

Gazzaley, founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, will discuss how video games could make our brains healthier.

Feb. 23The Quest Capital Management Inc. Lecture“A Gut Feeling About the Brain: The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Neurodevelopment & Behavior” — Dr. John Cryan

Cryan, from the University College of Cork, Ireland, will share his research about the interaction between the brain, gut and microbiome, and how it applies to stress- and immune-related disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].

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