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Join a team of leading neuroscientists and education specialists for an interactive, online weekly series (21 January – 18 February 2021) that reveals how to understand and extract the hidden potential of everyone, ways to recognize and develop their often hidden strengths, and how to give everyone the tools to gain that competitive edge in their lives and beyond. Each session will be led by field experts and will explore the following topics: understanding how to engage and harness the attention of all learners, the use of neurotechnology in learning, the importance of neuroplasticity in relation to learner success, and the latest best practices for improving outcomes.

The Pushing The Boundaries of Achievement Series is presented by Elite Performance Solutions Inc (USA) in a global partnership with LearnFast (Australia), BrainMaps (China), BrainFit (Singapore), and Stronger Brains (USA). The weekly discussions aim to provide educators, performance coaches, executives, parents and researchers with some of the latest thought leadership and developments in neuroscience for learning and performance. Each session will consist of a brief lecture, followed by a panel discussion and a question and answer period.

Previous Webinars

Webinar 1: The Relationship Between Attention & Learning

This presentation will review a series of studies examining the concurrent and predictive association between attention problems and academic achievement, including results from a longitudinal study in which participants were followed from school entry through young adulthood.

The importance of early attention skills relative to other child behavioral difficulties will be discussed as will the adverse impact that attention problems have on traditional academic interventions such as tutoring. The findings discussed highlight the importance of developing effective interventions to enhance children’s attention skills.

Date: 21 January 2021, Thursday

Time: 8:00pm (Singapore Time)

Speaker: David Rabiner, PhD – Clinical Psychologist and Research in the Department of Pyschology & Neuroscience at Duke University

Cost: Complimentary

Maximum Capacity: 1000

Meet The Speaker

David Rabiner, PhD, Science Advisor

David received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1987 and is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University. Currently, he is a Senior Associate Dean and Director of Academic Advising for Trinity College at Duke University. Dr. Rabiner has published over 50 peer reviewed articles on ADHD, attention problems, and children’s social development; his research in these areas has been supported by nearly $10M in federal grants. He has served as a grant reviewer for the Institute of Education Sciences and on the editorial board for the Journal of Attention Disorders. In addition to his work at Duke, Dr. Rabiner publishes an online newsletter called Attention Research Update that helps over 30,000 subscribers stay informed about important new research on ADHD. Free subscriptions are available at

Webinar 2: The Basics of Electroencephalogram (EEG), Neurofeedback Practice & Science

In this presentation, the basics of the electroencephalogram (EEG) and its role in human functioning will be reviewed.  In particular, we will examine how the EEG reflects the underlying arousal level of the brain and arousals relationship to cognitive and behavioral functioning.  Further, we will discuss the application of using brain/computer interface technology for training the EEG through neurofeedback, which is being employed to improve functioning and performance. 

The range of applications of neurofeedback, the scientific evidence for its efficacy, and some of its limitations will be reviewed.  Finally, we will explore how the development of more accessible brain/computer interface technologies are helping to expand the availability of neurofeedback.

Date: 28 January 2021, Thursday

Time: 8:00pm (Singapore Time)

Speaker: Ed Hamlin, PhD, Science Advisor

Cost: Complimentary

Maximum Capacity: 1000

Meet The Speaker

Ed Hamlin, PhD, Science Advisor

Ed is the founder and clinical director of the Center for the Advancement of Human Potential. He obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina and taught at UNC and Duke University before moving to Asheville. He is certified in EEG biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance and a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He is the lead instructor for EEG Education and Research and is on the faculty at the University of North Carolina Medical School and the Department of Psychology at Western Carolina University. He conducts research on neurofeedback outcomes and serves as a mentor and supervisor for a number of neurofeedback providers around the world.

Webinar 3 : Neuroscience: The Importance of Understanding the Brain

Our understanding of brain plasticity provides us with transformative insights into strategies for optimizing neurological performance.  Because we understand on a first level the neurological origins of variations in human performance and achievement—and we understand the processes that govern and control brain change—we now understand how to advance the performance abilities of any individual, of any age, at will. 

Our growing understanding of the relationships between human performance and organic brain health informs strategies for improving and sustaining that health, and for growing resilience to help assure a safer neurological passage across the childhood epoch of life.  We shall briefly review this science, then describe how it has led to new practical strategies for helping almost any child elevate their brainpower to a higher and safer operational level.

Date: 4 February 2021, Thursday

Time: 9:00am (Singapore Time)

Speaker: Mike Merzenich, PhD, Chief Science Advisor

Cost: Complimentary

Maximum Capacity: 1000

Meet The Speaker

Mike Merzenich, PhD, Chief Science Advisor

Michael is a serial entrepreneur, author and world-class neuroscientist. For nearly five decades, he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. Dr. Merzenich has published more than 150 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals (such as Science and Nature), and received numerous awards and prizes (including the Russ Prize, Ipsen Prize, Zülch Prize, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and Purkinje Medal). He has been granted nearly 100 patents, and he and his work have been highlighted in hundreds of books about the brain, learning, rehabilitation, and plasticity. In 2016, Dr. Merzenich was awarded one of the world’s top neuroscience prizes, the Kavli Prize, for his achievements in the field of brain plasticity.