**Update: we're currently looking for science fact-checkers with experience in any of the following topics: drugs for the brain (as well as supplements), placebo effects, positive psychology, and serious games (including brain games). Projects range from 7-12 hours total. Immediate start time.**
Ever flinch when you read a popular science book that gets a fact wrong or misstates a finding about the brain? Now, you’ve got a chance to prevent that…
We're looking for science fact checkers for our founder's upcoming book ("Smarter Tomorrow: How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster, and Get More Done", Little, Brown Spark/Hachette). You’ll get to read the manuscript before the general public, and best of all, you’ll get to improve it.
This is a paid, short-term position.
Start time: immediate.
We're looking for a grad student (masters or PhD) or talented undergrad with proficiency in statistics, experimental methods, and a comfort with (and hopefully, a love for!) psychology and neuroscience research papers. You’ll be checking back into the original research papers that the book cites and making sure that the book is accurately representing any qualitative or quantitative findings.
Depending on how this goes, there may be other opportunities to work on projects here at NeuroEducate.
We look forward to your contribution so we can make this book as helpful, informative, and scientifically accurate as possible! If you (or someone you know) would be a good fit for this project, please let us know!
To watch the talk, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzwvaicdOJU&t=1507
You can see the episode of the Belgian TV show "Brain Man" here: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnu/a-z/brain-man/
Founder Elizabeth Ricker's work was featured throughout minutes 11:57-14:33.
The TV crew were very kind, they asked great questions about self-experimentation and neurohacking, and they also expressed interest in our upcoming book. Seems like there is broader interest in our work in Belgium! It's in Flemish, but the section with Ricker is in English with Flemish subtitles.
Ever wondered whether neurodiversity, music festivals, and EEG could be combined? Curious how Fortnite could be used as a neuroscientific tool?
Come by our poster session from 5-7pm on Friday, September 28 to find out!
Founder Eli Ricker will be giving a talk, running a breakout session, and holding office hours, so come on by!
Topics: self-experiments, Say to Do scores, Life Satisfaction scores, EEG, meditation, neurofeedback, and more...
Talk: Tracking What I Do Versus What I Say I'll Do
For years, Eli Ricker has tracked her self-created "Life Satisfaction" score and whether or not she did what she said she would. She’ll describe what this practice taught her about effective goal setting, true productivity, and deeper satisfaction.
Time & Location: Saturday, September 22 in Session 3 from 2-3pm at Location: THREE
Breakout Discussion: Self-Tracking vs. Self-Experimenting—When Is the Extra Work Worth It?
When does it make sense to construct a self-experiment? What are the advantages of tracking a metric over a long period of time? Let's talk about practical considerations for doing both well.
Time & Location: Sunday, September 23 in Session 5 from 10:30-11:30am at Location: THREE
Office Hours: Research on Meditation and Neurofeedback
I'm sharing my research on how meditation and neurofeedback affect cognitive performance, mood, and productivity. Ask me about what the research found and what the implications are.
Time & Location: Sunday, September 23 from 1-2pm at Lunch Office Hours location (ask staff)
Ever wanted to see your own brain waves and build the device that lets you do it? Wanted to learn how your mental performance changes over time -- and run that experiment at home? We'll bring together gurus and novices to teach, share, and explore together. You'll have a chance to build your own device and self-experiments so you can give a presentation at the Show & Tell...
Show & Tell
Either taking what you built at the Hackathon or something you've been learning about on your own, share whatever surprisingly effective things you have done to improve your own learning ability -- we're open to multiple takes. From polyphasic sleep to study tricks to CRISPR research to tDCS to...whatever you've tried. Share your successes, failures, and findings. We'll be scheduling this event after Brain-Hackathon so you have time to push your hackathon projects to a stopping point.