Public Speaking, Workshops & Seminars

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