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UT Austin Joins $17 Million National Initiative to Combat Traumatic Brain Injury

The Department of Defense has awarded $17 million to 11 U.S. public and private institutions — including The University of Texas at Austin — to support advances in traumatic brain injury research.

Older Adults Make Smarter Decisions That Lead to Long-Term Gains, Study Shows

Many people believe getting older means losing a mental edge, leading to poor decision-making, but a new study from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University suggests older adults are far better at making choices that lead to long-term gain.

Sleep Deprivation Negatively Affects Split-Second Decision Making, Study Shows

Sleep deprivation adversely affects automatic, accurate responses and can lead to potentially devastating errors, a finding of particular concern among firefighters, police officers, soldiers and others who work in a sleep-deprived state, University of Texas at Austin researchers say.