Beau Lotto is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, writer, professor of neuroscience, Visiting Scholar at New York University, founder & CEO of the Lab of Misfits, and author of the book, Deviate.
If you’ve ever wanted to see reality more clearly and navigate through uncertainty then do we have the Deviate show for you! Today I’ll be talking with Beau Lotto, professor of neuroscience, founder of the Lab of Misfits, and author of a fantastic new book that’ll have you questioning everything you see, Deviate. And that’s what I want to talk with him about today, about how to celebrate uncertainty, the Science of Seeing Differently, and how it affects our lives. Topics Include: What can we learn from Dr. Marian Diamond? What does it mean that your mind is like a muscle? How complexity helps our brain? How do we help our brain to be more open? What’s the harm of living a passive existence? What can we learn from the kitten in the basket experiments? Why it’s so important to physically interact with your world and make meaning? What’s the importance of challenge and change? What’s wrong with education today, and particularly science education? Why it’s important to continuously know less? What can we learn from “the dress” that broke the internet Why is there no such thing as objectivity? Where do the secrets to what it means to be human exist? What is the real nature of our perception? What’s the importance of conflict and experiencing conflicting situations? How to train your child’s brain? What can we learn from the polypedal lab? What can we learn about the feelspace belt? What are tools that can augment our reality? How are we projecting meaning onto people? What’s the power of being open? How can we live longer and have more diverse experiences, and have a more complex brain? How to strengthen our brain for focus? What it means to “remean” events in your life to change your perceptions and your future What can we learn from Bonobos (and happiness!) What it means to love someone’s deviance, not their normality? What advice for parents to help kids today? For more info visit: And for free meditations, weekly tips, stories and similar shows visit:
This week, Maria’s guest is Dr. Beau Lotto. Beau is a world-renowned neuroscientist, bestselling author, and entrepreneur. Beau is also the founder and CEO of Lab of Misfits, the world's first neuro-design studio. His studies in human perception have taken him well beyond the scientific domain and into the fields of education, the arts, and business. He has been a two-time main stage TED speaker and spoken at the G8, Google's ZeitgeistMinds, Wired, and made contributions to BBC's Horizon, National Geographic Channel and PBS. Beau's aim is to use the principles of perception to enable people to think differently about both themselves and the world around them. Recorded on: 14th June 2018 In this week’s show Beau Lotto explains why what we see isn’t really what we see and tells us in with what the Lab of Misfits work is all about including sharing some of the experiments they’ve created with Cirque du Soleil and L’Oreal.  Ever wondered what Augmented Reality is? Beau gives us an insight into some of the AR apps he is developing to enable technology to get people to re-engage with the world including the digital handshake! All this and more… Links: More about Beau Lotto More about Maria Franzoni Ltd Connect with Maria on Linkedin Connect with Maria on FaceBook Significant quotes:   “Once you understand how perception works, you can't but help see yourself in the world in a different way and engage in it in a different way.” Next Week: Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be productvity ninja Graham Allcott
Bill Horan talks with neuroscientist and author, R. Beau Lotto about his book Deviate, and why the role of leadership is to lead others to uncertainty.
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