The NeuroLeadership Award for Breakthrough Research (NABR, previously the NeuroLeadership Application of Science Award or NASA) recognizes scientists who conduct innovative, thorough, and insightful research that contributes to bridging the gap between science and application.

The goal of this award is to:

1) Urge scientists to consider the application of their work for business and leadership

2) Create opportunities for scientists to engage with the business community

3) Encourage deeper relationships between scientists and practitioners

We ask applicants to compose a 250-word summary describing a finding from a recent paper or series of papers (in press acceptable) on which they were an author, outlining the principles on which someone can act. We have a special interest in the areas of making decisions and solving problems, regulating emotions or regulating the self, collaborating, and facilitating change in others or in whole organizations. Applicants are asked to consider how their research could apply to one or more of these areas.

We also require a 2-5 minute video of the researcher describing their work.

The award is accompanied with a $3000 prize to be used at the winner’s discretion. The winner will also be invited to present their work to members of the NeuroLeadership Institute, on a globally available webinar or a conference.

Congratulations to Our 2018 NABR (NeuroLeadership Award for Breakthrough Research) Winner

Suzanne Dikker, Ph.D.
Suzanne Dikker, Ph.D.Senior Research Scientist, New York University and Utrecht University
Dr. Suzanne Dikker merges cognitive neuroscience, education, and interactive technology to understand the brain basis of human social interaction. With collaborators from both the sciences and the arts, she developed a series of crowdsourcing neuroscience experiments and interactive brain installations that investigate the role of brainwave synchronization between two or more people, during dynamic real-world social interactions. Rather than performing these experiments in traditional laboratory settings, they are carried out in schools and museums, such as the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Dikker also curates the Annual Watermill Art & Science: Insights into Consciousness Workshop.
Read Dr. Dikker’s Abstract

Click here to dive deeper into Dr. Dikker’s work.

We look forward to having Dr. Dikker present her findings to NeuroLeadership Institute faculty and members.

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