Can you train your brain to be more creative? Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a neuroscientist turned creative director, makes a strong case that you can. Amanda is the prolific creator of Beyond Curie, a design project that highlights badass women in STEM, and the founder of The Leading Strand, a multidisciplinary initiative to bring design and science together. We track Amanda’s path from ballet to neuroscience to design and hear how she’s maximized her time and creativity to make so many cool projects.
How do you open the science loop to create compelling media? That’s one of the topics we discuss with Nadja Oertelt, scientist, media producer, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Massive, a new science media company. We follow Nadja’s journey from research scientist to filmmaker to startup founder, and learn how she was able to translate her research skills in the science lab directly to a production studio. Plus, our advice on how to reignite your passion for your work!
We talk with Kate Fehlhaber, neuroscientist, photographer, pianist, and science communicator, who just completed her PhD at UCLA. We discuss how Kate walks the tightrope between art and science, and the connection between her particular area of neuroscience research and photography. We also break down the bias of illusory superiority, the left brain/right brain myth and why it persists in pop culture, and the neuroscience thinking of Proust.