Andrea Kuszewski shares her tips on designing your life for continuous cognitive enhancement. Is it possible to increase your intelligence? Absolutely. Do you need technology or cognitive enhancers to accomplish this? Absolutely not. Science shows us that the key to cognitive improvement is keeping your brain active and challenged, while making learning intrinsically rewarding. In this presentation, Andrea Kuszewski will discuss her Five Principles of Cognitive Enhancement, a paradigm Kuszewski developed over 10 years as a behavioral therapist, teaching children how to reach their maximum cognitive potential. Kuszewski explains why fluid intelligence is important and how it can be improved, by designing a lifestyle for constant, motivating, and rewarding learning experiences. Increasing intelligence takes work, but it is simpler than you may think–and anyone can get smarter, no matter where you start from."
Andrea, an Affiliate Scholar of the IEET, is a Senior Strategist at The Linus Group, a marketing and branding firm that specializes in marketing to scientists. She began her career as a Behavior Therapist, treating children on the Autism spectrum, specializing in Aspergers Syndrome, as well as those with exceptional abilities. She also works as a researcher with VORTEX Research Group, investigating the neuro-cognitive factors behind human behavior; this includes topics such as creativity, intelligence, sociopathy, and x-altruism, as well as the science of learning. She has published papers on the neuroscience of creativity, intelligence, and the analysis of illegal behavior and the creative rule-breaking process. As well as being a researcher of creativity, she is herself a fine artist and has been trained in various visual communication medium, ranging from traditional drawing to digital painting, graphic design, and 3D modeling and animation for the medical and behavioral sciences. She recently joined Syntience, an AI startup in the Bay Area, as a Robopsychologist, working on technology to model human intuition and creative cognition in machines, called Artificial Intuition. Andrea is also a popular and widely published science writer and a science communication activist. Her blog, The Rogue Neuron, addresses a variety of current science topics, but is mainly focused on cognitive neuroscience, psychology, autism, and education. Follow Andrea on Twitter @AndreaKuszewski