Wherever the very latest neuroscience intersects with real-world challenges facing the workplace, education, healthcare, and our everyday lives, you’ll find energizing insights from brain scientist John Medina. His client-customized presentations, based on his own research, share a common takeaway: How to optimize the performance of the human brain by improving, practices, interactions and environments. Whether you’re looking to maximize productivity, enhance creativity and innovation, improve learning and engagement, make better hiring choices or market more effectively, Dr. Medina unlocks solutions and explains the fascinating inner-workings of the human brain with his trademark humor and enthusiasm. Read More >
Brain Rule #1 - Exercise
Education & Parenting
How Making Friends, Nostalgia, and Loneliness Affects the Brain
The Brain and Learning
Introduction to Brain Rules for Aging Well
Introduction to the Brain Rules Books
How Exercise Boosts Brain Power
Is there an essential factor behind productive teams? Does exercise really power brain function and productivity? Can brain science improve your sales and enliven your customer journey? Yes. Yes. Yes. Dr. Medina takes you from the primal beginnings that formed the human brain to how our brains constantly re-wire themselves in an ever-shifting digital world. Focuses within his highly customizable presentations include: The Collective Brain (building effective teams), The Productive Brain, The Innovating Brain, The Marketing Brain, The Presenting Brain, and The Exercising Brain. All with leave you with actionable ways to positively impact your organization by optimizing brain performance and audience/customer engagement.
Business schools routinely identify the traits that can transform a competent executive into a trailblazing boss. Now, cutting edge research finds that these qualities have a clear neurological basis. Dr. Medina guides you through what really makes a leader’s brain different, sharing invaluable takeaways for both organizations and individuals. You’ll learn how to maximize your own leadership potential, groom and mentor leaders, improve and foster leadership skills throughout your organization and screen for key traits in new hires. An enthralling combination of business wisdom and hard-wired brain science that will have you looking at leadership in a compelling new way.
Our understanding of how the brain process information grows every week—data increasingly relevant to both classroom practices and the future of education. Dr. Medina examines the latest neuroscience and provides research-based recommendations for optimizing learning and engagement. From the case for integrating more exercise into the school day to the challenge of capturing the attention of young minds born into a digital age, Dr. Medina’s highly customizable presentations show you how to leverage brain science to overcome any challenge and optimize teaching and learning.
From racial issues in the social sphere to sexism in the work place, unconscious biases have been getting a lot of press lately. Is there brain science behind these behaviors? Recent findings suggest the answer is yes. In this illuminating talk, Dr. Medina explores the behaviors behind unconscious biases and their underlying neurobiology. He also unlocks the secrets to reducing biases—revealing habit-breaking evidence-based interventions that have been proven over the long term.
From Brain Rules for Babies to his upcoming book, Your Aging Brain, Dr. Medina has researched every stage of human brain development. He has also focused much of his career studying the genes behind mental illness and psychiatric conditions. These highly customizable presentations help you understand specific stages of development (the infant, teenage, and aging, brain) or the brain science behind conditions ranging from PTSD and depression to Alzheimer’s. Filled with practical tips and illuminating insights, each presentation leaves you with actionable recommendations to become a more effective parent, educator, social service provider or caregiver. You’ll also receive essential operating instructions on how to increase your own brain health at every stage.
In a noted Harvard study called the “Counterclockwise Experiment”, elderly subjects spent a week in an environment that immersed them in the year 1959. After just one week, virtually every cognitive and sensory function tested, such as eyesight, had improved. A growing body of research shows that reminiscing experiences stimulate the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that decreases as we age and is associated with happiness, motivation and movement. In this data-driven presentation tailored for caregivers and health professionals, Dr. Medina shows how “living in the past” and future designs for assisted living, hospitals and other healthcare facilities will help increase emotional health, happiness, cognitive ability and motor function in the elder population.
Research proves that “healing environments” can do more than just enhance the patient experience. They can actually improve patient outcomes, reduce hospital stays, and even lower the need for pain medications. Data shows that something as simple as boosting natural light, implementing water therapy, offering virtual reality stimulation and other innovative care environments will notably reduce stress for patients and staff. It has also proven to lower staff fatigue and error, increase patient quality and lessen the chances of depression and anxiety. Dr. Medina shares fascinating neurocognitive research on how these changes can decrease average length of stay and lower re-admission rates. From a doctor’s office to a large facility, Dr. Medina will provide actionable, effective suggestions to improve any environment.
How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? With so many discoveries in recent years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. Drawing from his latest book, Brain Rules for Aging Well, developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina gives you the facts while simplifying the science. With his dynamic presence and humorously engaging style, Dr. Medina provides a prescription for aging well that anyone—at any age—can turn into an action plan. He focuses on four aspects of brain health: the social brain, the thinking brain, the body, and the ways one can change the future. You’ll learn how emotions change with age, how memory is affected by the passing of time, and steps you can take to slow down the symptoms of aging. You’ll walk away with tangible brain rules that will literally change the way you age and put you on the path to optimal brain health.
"We can’t begin to describe what a hit John Medina was as our closing keynote speaker. He gave a presentation that rocked the house. Our audience loved him! His delivery is dynamic and he kept his listeners with him right up to the end. He exudes energy and is a delightful person. He engaged everyone he met in conversation and our members loved meeting him."
"Dr. Medina blew everyone’s hair back with his outstanding, energetic presentation. He was the talk of the conference—for the rest of the conference sessions (even the evening session), I heard him quoted. He has a rare combination of brilliance and engaging presentation style. He did an outstanding job of understanding his audience and tailoring his presentation to fit our interests. It’s always great when people feel like they left the plenary wanting more."
"I loved this presentation! I wish I could have had access to more sessions with him as he had SO many areas I would have loved to be able to hear more about. I was talking to the woman beside me who came all the way from New Zealand to hear him present. His presentation was informative, useful and humorous! Thank you for bringing him to this conference!"
"An expert sharing effective summaries of large bodies of research, and he didn't pull any punches. Teachers and admin. need to know how to spot bad popularizations of ‘brain research’ and this speaker helped."
"Wow! A simple thank you isn’t enough for the fantastic presentation you did in Quebec for the legislative leaders. Everyone was hooked! And, I’m sure this is no surprise to you, your session was the highest rated! I am just fascinated by what you do and I hope we can work together in the future. Thank you!"
"The presenter was both knowledgeable and engaging. That is not usually found in scientists. I was inspired to order the book while I was listening."
"Fun, informative and left with a desire to learn more about current brain research."
"Highly engaging brain based research to lead the way!"
"It's refreshing to hear someone who truly knows what he is talking about and can engage an audience."