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Why the quantified self requires both tech tools and smart brains

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Tech tools to mea­sure per­for­mance can fall short (Finan­cial Times):

Ben­jamin Franklin could be con­sid­ered a pio­neer of the mod­ern “quan­ti­fied self” approach to per­son­al improve­ment. In the late 18th cen­tu­ry, he famous­ly used a chart to mon­i­tor his behav­iour, includ­ing Read the rest of this entry »

Robert Bilder: We are embarking on the next stage of human evolution

Robert Bilder

Robert Bilder, PhD

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
I’m the Ten­nen­baum Fam­i­ly Pro­fes­sor of Cre­ativ­i­ty Research at UCLA’s Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science & Human Behav­ior. The Semel Insti­tute and UCLA over­all are amaz­ing places to be involved in high­ly col­lab­o­ra­tive trans-dis­ci­pli­nary research.

Please tell us about your inter­est in applied brain sci­ence. What areas are you most inter­est­ed in? What moti­vat­ed you to pur­sue work in your field?
I’m a clin­i­cal neu­ro-psy­chol­o­gist inter­est­ed in under­stand­ing how we can deploy new neu­ro­science knowl­edge to change our brains. I believe we are embark­ing on the next stage of human evo­lu­tion! Read the rest of this entry »

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