The Fascinating Brain

The brain is the most complex part of the human body. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior. Lying in its bony shell and washed by protective fluid, the brain is the source of all the qualities. The brain is the center and the engine of the human body.

Scientists and philosophers have been fascinated by the brain, but until recently they viewed the brain as nearly incomprehensible. But slowly the organ is becoming more understandable. Scientists have learned more about the brain in the last 10 years than in all previous centuries because of the accelerating pace of research in neurological and behavioral science and the development of new research techniques.

The UT Dallas Institute of BrainHealth is one such institute that is dedicated towards understanding the complexities of this amazing organ. The institute comprises of some of the best scientists and clinicians who are striving to make new breakthroughs in autism, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer’s and other significant brain issues. The mission of the institute is to understand the brain’s ability to restore or protect healthy brain function, protect the brain from unnecessary mental decline and heal the brain through treatments that regenerate brain function. The Board members of the institute include David Disiere of the Deep South Surplus of Texas, Helen M. Dorsey, Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. James W. Loose Galloway-James Inc. and others.