Inspire. Emote. Change Paradigms.
"You are simply brilliant. Both on stage, and in engaging with good intellect discourse and in the way you care for humanity." ~ Professor at National Institute of Education
If you would like a talk about practical applications of neuroscience and/or virtues vis-a-vis education, parenting and personal development that inspires, emotes and change your audience's paradigm, we look forward to receiving your enquiries.
We are happy to customize talks based on your audience's interest, or you may pick one of the sample topics of talks we've given in the past.
We were born with everything we'll ever need to fulfill our potential. Everything.
Not too long ago, no one challenged the concept that brain capacity deteriorated with age. As we once fatalistically accepted that our physical bodies were meant to wear out.
Since the advent of X-ray, we've come to refine our understanding of our bodies' infinite mysteries and for many, we now have a proactive and strategic relationship with our body and health - e.g. exercise (x) number of time, increase intake of food with anti-oxidant properties, de-toxification ...
The field of neuroscience, aided with technological advances, have shattered the notion that brain capacity deteriorated with age. One of its foundational principles is "use it, or lose it".
You will walk away from this talk filled with hope and confidence that much is within your control. This talk equips with an understanding of the principles of WHY, upon which you may begin to craft your own simple "brain exercises".
"Our biological endowment is remarkably plastic. We are not born as individuals strapped to a particular fate. Rather, we are truly social animals, whose remarkable potential comes to be cultivated, exercised, and enjoyed in communion with others." ~ William English
Imagine, if possible, living one day of your life absent of all emotions.
Some years ago, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio made a groundbreaking discovery. He studied people with damage in the part of the brain where emotions are generated. Whilst he observed that they continued to function normally on standard IQ tests, they all had something peculiar in common: they couldn't make decisions.
The logical rational part of their brain could not stop assessing the pros and cons of any decision, i.e. these test subjects were unable to arrive at any decision ranging from where to eat lunch, to what cereal brand to buy, to whether to have an appointment next week or next month, to whether to implement strategy A or B during a negotiation.
In recent decades, affective neuroscience research has demonstrated the crucial role emotions play in every aspect of life. In short, with each new research, the case for the argument that the path to success (defined holistically) hinges more on EQ than IQ, is fortified.
Emotions exist as a survival function, and understanding the neurological workings of emotions goes a long way towards helping us create strategies of mastery that works in harmony with our physiology and nature, not against it.
Why does role-play bring about discipline and resilience in young children? How is role-play different from free imaginative play? Does day-dreaming deserve its bad reputation?
The ability to see (literally) a yet to exist reality is a task that most people find challenging – why? Yet this very ability lies at the heart of creativity and innovation.
In this talk, we unpack what imagination is from a neuroscience perspective. That journey will see us touching on Perception, Knowledge, the Senses, and examining the concept of “fake it till you make it”.
Upon these principles, we begin to understand that the skills of imagination are within everyone’s reach.
“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of imagination has meant more to me than any talent for absorbing absolute knowledge.” ~ Einstein