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The Brain: An Owner’s Guide

The Brain: An Owner’s Guide

Each year the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas hosts an annual sell-out public lecture series, The Brain: An Owner's Guide, which delivers groundbreaking brain health research straight from renowned leaders in the field

For the last nine years, The Container Store has been the proud sponsor of this series as we believe there’s tremendous synergy between an organized life and a sharp mind! If you weren’t able to attend one of these tremendous lectures in person, you’re in luck! You’ll find descriptions and links to view them below. Take some time for yourself to learn more about how to keep your brain healthy.

Mindful Work: How Meditation Can Transform Business
What is this new phenomenon called “mindfulness” and how has it taken hold in companies like General Mills, Green Mountain Coffee, Facebook, and others around the world? Accomplished New York Times reporter David Gelles shares the ins and outs of mindfulness training, and how it is improving personal performance, productivity, stress and employee satisfaction.

Brain-Machine Interfaces: From Basic Science to Neurological Rehabilitation
Did you get to watch a paraplegic man literally kick off the 2014 World Cup? Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D. is the man behind the exoskeleton that made it possible. In this lecture, he illustrates how state-of-the-art research on brain-machine interfaces makes it possible for the brain’s thoughts to interact directly with mechanical, computational and virtual devices without any interference of the body muscles or sensory organs.

Video Games: Innovative Approaches to Enhance Brain Health at Any Age
Recent advances in virtual reality technology and breakthroughs in non-invasive human neuroscience have resulted in exciting advances in our efforts to enhance brain function and cognition in both healthy and impaired individuals. Hear from one of the leaders in this endeavor, Dr. Adam Gazzaley, founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UC San Francisco, as he discusses the science behind how video games could indeed, make our brains healthier and keep us driving safely longer.

A Gut Feeling About the Brain: The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Neurodevelopment and Behavior
Ever had a “gut feeling” about something? It turns out, the connection between our gut and our brain might be stronger than we think. Dr. John Cryan, a neuropharmacologist and microbiome expert from the University College of Cork, Ireland, shares how biomedicine offers a perfect way to explore stress- and immune-related disorders such as depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, and neurodevelopmental disorders including autism.