KERA’S “CEO” FEATURES DR. SANDRA CHAPMAN OF CENTER FOR BRAINHEALTH

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SandraBondChapmanDALLAS/FORT WORTH: May 30, 2013 – On the June episode of KERA’s CEO, host Lee Cullum talks with Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth. Dr. Chapman discusses the discoveries being made at the Center regarding the brain’s ability to repair and strengthen itself as well as strategies designed to optimize brain performance. “Multitasking is bad for the brain. When you multitask, it actually adds stress and cortisol, making you more agitated. We’ve learned now that the brain was not wired to do two things at once,” says Chapman. Research-based initiatives – from helping soldiers returning from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the strategies being brought to the classroom to foster innovative thinking – are also discussed.

KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The June episode featuring Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, on KERA TV with rebroadcasts at noon Sunday, June 23, and at 10:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013. CEO also can be heard at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, on KERA 90.1 FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

CEO is sponsored by Executive Education at the Naveen School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Hodges Capital Management and Sewell Automotive Companies. More information about the Center for BrainHealth can be found at www.centerforbrainhealth.org.

ABOUT DR. SANDRA BOND CHAPMAN

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., is the Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair at The University of Texas at Dallas, and author of Make Your Brain Smarter: How to Increase Your Creativity, Energy and Focus. She is committed to maximizing cognitive potential across the entire lifespan. As a cognitive neuroscientist with more than 40 funded research grants and 200 publications, Dr. Chapman’s scientific study elucidates and applies novel approaches to advance creative and critical thinking, strengthen healthy brain development, and incite innovation throughout life.

A renown cognitive neuroscience expert, Dr. Chapman is discovering ways to build resilience, regain cognitive function and retrain the brain to maximize the immense potential of our most vital organ. Dedicated to improving lives today and changing how the public thinks and acts about the brain and its health, Dr. Chapman is committed to promoting brain health fitness, developing futuristic thinkers, and helping individuals, young or old, think smarter.

ABOUT CEO

Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. The music station KXT 91.7 FM is also streamed online at www.kxt.org.