Several times a day, Assistant Dallas Police Chief Tammie Hughes gives herself a five-minute “brain break” at work: no phone, no computer, no meetings. Hughes has worked at the Police Department since the 1980s, but the brain breaks are a recent addition to her routine. She picked up the strategy earlier this year through Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training — known as SMART — offered by UT Dallas’ Center for Brain Health. (August 1, 2017)
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