I regularly speak at academic, industry and nongovernmental organisation workshops and seminars.
In these talks, I explore the brain systems supporting learning, memory, cognition and decision-making and the brain systems affected by stress, anxiety, depression and motivation.
I also explore the application of brain and behavioural science within businesses and organisations. I have developed a range of specialist research material, and written a contracted textbook in this area (‘A Brain for Business – A Brain for Life‘). Topics include stress, resilience, mindsets, status, bias, person/brand perception and cognitive advertising.
PODCASTS – I have appeared on RTE, BBC, Newstalk and other radio stations. Here are a few podcasts:
This is a piece I did on NewsTalk FM on #Brexit – focusing on memory, the reminiscence bump and confirmation bias in reasoning about difficult problems (and the power of narrative over mere facts and data!)
Working Better: Brain Science in Business – The Innovation Ecosystem
The Brain Box: Promo 2 – The Brain Box on Newstalk 106 -108 FM
Discussing the aftereffects of torture—on both the victims and the perpetrator —on Neil Delamere’s Sunday Best
Discussing on BYU Radio’s Top of Mind, the brain’s response to extreme stress
On the BBC World Service program Newsday discussing torture
On RTE’s Tubridy; On NewsTalk’s Moncrieff Show; On NewsTalkDrive
On NewsTalkDrive on Minding your Memory
VIDEOS – Here’s a selection of talks, including the ‘brain for business‘ series at the Science Gallery.
Brain for business:
How neuroscience can fuel a start-up (with Stephen McIntyre of Twitter)
The neuropsychology of person and brand perception (with Dr Aoife Lyons of Alltech)
(There will be another event, probably in Autumn, 2016).
ESB Powering Potential Expo
Zombie Neuroscience: Shane O’Mara at TEDxDublin, 2013