An interactive discussion series
Join a team of leading neuroscientists and education specialists for a weekly, interactive, online series that reveals how to understand and extract the untapped potential in everyone, ways to recognize and develop often hidden strengths, and how to give everyone the tools to gain that competitive edge in their lives and beyond.
Each session will be led by field experts and will explore the following topics:
- understanding how to engage and harness the attention of all learners;
- the use of neurotechnology in learning;
- the importance of neuroplasticity in relation to learner success; and
- the latest best practices for improving outcomes.
The Pushing The Boundaries of Achievement Series is presented by Elite Performance Solutions Inc (USA) in a global partnership with LearnFast (Australia), BrainMaps (China), BrainFit (Singapore), and Stronger Brains (USA). The weekly discussions aim to provide educators, performance coaches, executives, parents and researchers with some of the latest thought leadership and developments in neuroscience for learning and performance. Each section will consist of a brief lecture, followed by a panel discussion and a question and answer period.
Paula Tallal, PhD »
Paula Tallal, PhD
Paula Tallal, PhD is a research scientist, professor, board certified clinical psychologist and entrepreneur. She received her B.A from New York University and Ph.D from Cambridge University. Over the past 40 years she has held academic positions at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey and The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences and received continuous funding from NIH and NSF for her scientific research. She is a Board of Governor’s Professor of Neuroscience Emeritus at Rutgers, where she Co-Founded the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego. Tallal holds dozens of U.S. patents and won the Thomas Edison Inventor of the Year Award for her research leading to the invention of Fast ForWord®, the first individually adaptive (“smart”), neuroplasticity-based software, designed to remediate language-based learning disorders. In 1996 Tallal Co-Founded Scientific Learning Corporation, the company that has brought Fast ForWord® to over 3 million struggling learners around the world. She is a sought -after international authority and keynote speaker on language and literacy development and disorders with over 200 academic publications. She was honored to be invited to present testimony to the U.S. Congress on Dyslexia.
Improving Educational Outcomes by Enhancing the Perceptual, Cognitive & Language Skills of Students
LIVE: Tuesday/Wednesday, March 23/24
5:00 PM Pacific Time (March 23)
8:00 PM Eastern Time (March 23)
8:00 AM Singapore/Shanghai Time (March 24)
10:00 AM Queensland Time (March 24)
Henry Mahncke, PhD »
Henry Mahncke, PhD
Dr. Henry Mahncke is the CEO of Posit Science. He joined Posit Science at its inception in 2003 as Vice President of Research & Outcomes, where he led the first large-scale clinical trials of a publicly available cognitive training program. He became CEO of Posit Science in 2011. Previously, he served as consultant at McKinsey focused on health care and video games, and then as a science and technology advisor to the British government. Dr. Mahncke earned his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco.
Building Better Brains
LIVE: Tuesday/Wednesday, April 20/21
5:00 PM Pacific Time (April 20)
8:00 PM Eastern Time (April 20)
8:00 AM Singapore/Shanghai Time (April 21)
10:00 AM Queensland Time (April 21)