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Podcast #33 Ariel Garten: Visualising the Distracted Mind

By 16th March 2016 No Comments

My guest this week is the Founder and Chairman of Interaxon, the company behind Muse, the brain sensing headband and brain fitness tool, Dr. Ariel Garten.

Often called the “Brain Guru”, Garten is also a practicing psychotherapist and in 2007, Garten co-founded InteraXon,a leading company creating brainwave controlled products and experiences.

Garten focuses on the intersection of technology, neuroscience, art and design. Muse, InteraXon’s brain-sensing headband, is just one example of the innovative work done by Ariel, and it allows consumers to interact with their smart phone and tablet using the power of their mind. Garten and Muse are regularly lauded in global media for creating what Huffington Post calls “the beautiful headband that will make you smarter”.

Garten regularly lectures at MIT, Singularity University and FutureMed. Her lecture on Ted.com has over 300,000 views.

What you will learn in this episode

  • What the brain ‘looks like’ when it is distracted
  • How to calm our minds when we are digitally distracted
  • The role of technology in making us mindful

Resources mentioned in the show

Muse Headband with $50 discount for Digital Mindfulness listeners!

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Lawrence Ampofo

Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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