Pushing the Boundaries of Achievement: A Series on the Latest Evolution of Applied Neuroscience Pushing the Boundaries of Achievement: A Series on the Latest Evolution of Applied Neuroscience

A weekly, interactive discussion series beginning January 21, 2021

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.
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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.


David Rabiner, PhD » David Rabiner David Rabiner, PhD
David received his PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1987 and is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University. Currently, he is a Senior Associate Dean and Director of Academic Advising for Trinity College at Duke University. Dr. Rabiner has published over 50 peer reviewed articles on ADHD, attention problems, and children's social development; his research in these areas has been supported by nearly $10M in federal grants. He has served as a grant reviewer for the Institute of Education Sciences and on the editorial board for the Journal of Attention Disorders. In addition to his work at Duke, Dr. Rabiner publishes an online newsletter called Attention Research Update that helps over 30,000 subscribers stay informed about important new research on ADHD. Free subscriptions are available at www.helpforadd.com

The Relationship Between Attention & Learning
LIVE: Thursday, January 21

4:00 AM Pacific Time
7:00 AM Eastern Time
8:00 PM Singapore/Shanghai Time
10:00 PM Queensland Time

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Ed Hamlin, PhD » Ed Hamlin Ed Hamlin, PhD
Ed is the founder and clinical director of the Center for the Advancement of Human Potential. He obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina and taught at UNC and Duke University before moving to Asheville. He is certified in EEG biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance and a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He is the lead instructor for EEG Education and Research and is on the faculty at the University of North Carolina Medical School and the Department of Psychology at Western Carolina University. He conducts research on neurofeedback outcomes and serves as a mentor and supervisor for a number of neurofeedback providers around the world.

The Basics of Electroencephalogram (EEG), Neurofeedback Practice & Science
LIVE: Thursday, January 28

4:00 AM Pacific Time
7:00 AM Eastern Time
8:00 PM Singapore/Shanghai Time
10:00 PM Queensland Time

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Mike Merzenich, PhD » Mike Merzenich Mike Merzenich, PhD
Michael is a serial entrepreneur, author and world-class neuroscientist. For nearly five decades, he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. Dr. Merzenich has published more than 150 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals (such as Science and Nature), and received numerous awards and prizes (including the Russ Prize, Ipsen Prize, Zülch Prize, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and Purkinje Medal). He has been granted nearly 100 patents, and he and his work have been highlighted in hundreds of books about the brain, learning, rehabilitation, and plasticity. In 2016, Dr. Merzenich was awarded one of the world’s top neuroscience prizes, the Kavli Prize, for his achievements in the field of brain plasticity.

Neuroscience: The Importance of Understanding the Brain
LIVE: Wednesday/Thursday, February 3/4

5:00 PM Pacific Time (February 3)
8:00 PM Eastern Time (February 3)
9:00 AM Singapore/Shanghai Time (February 4) 11:00 AM Queensland Time (February 4)

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Steve Miller, PhD » Steve Miller Steve Miller, PhD
Steve works as an applied neuroscientist and technology executive with more than 25 years of industry experience. Dr. Miller authored or co-authored more than 100 publications including numerous multi-site research studies, commercial software programs and U.S. Patents. A majority of his patents have been licensed, brought to commercial practice and in 2000 he was a co-recipient of the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in Medicine for this work. As a business executive, he is a passionate collaborator with broad business experience in technology transfer, translational research, business incorporation, venture funding for the start-up phases of several companies including a successful IPO with Scientific Learning Corporation.

Advances in Technology Today:
LIVE: Best Practices with Elite Focus
Wednesday/Thursday, February 10/11

5:00 PM Pacific Time (February 10)
8:00 PM Eastern Time (February 10)
9:00 AM Singapore/Shanghai Time (February 11)
11:00 AM Queensland Time (February 11)

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Tom Nugent III » Tom Nugent III Tom Nugent III
Tom has over 20 years of experience in neuroscience research and program management working with elite organizations ranging from professional sports teams, special operator communities in the U.S. military and abroad, as well as e-sports athletes and teams. Tom’s career experience spans from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to private sector companies supporting the Department of Defense and applied neuroscience applications. Tom has been involved in well over $250 million worth of research and development efforts in applied neuroscience and learning domains and has served as a strategic advisor to several startups. Tom received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and his graduate degree from Duke University School of Medicine.

Elite Performance Outside of the Classroom
Thursday, February 18

4:00 AM Pacific Time
7:00 AM Eastern Time
8:00 PM Singapore/Shanghai Time
10:00 PM Queensland Time

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