Join NLI for the 2019 Culture and Leadership Insight Lab Go

Brittany Holmes, PhD

Loading Events
All Bios
NLI

Brittany Holmes, PhD

Senior Researcher NLI

Brittany Holmes, Ph.D. is a senior researcher at the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI) where she lends her scientific expertise to researching and developing neuroscience-based learning experiences that ransform organizational leadership. She completed her Ph.D. in Social Neuroscience at the University of Rome in the Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (SCNL), where she investigated the neural and behavioral correlates of social attention, self-other distinction and in-group/out-group membership processing. Specifically, Brittany’s research focused on the modulation of gaze following behavior according to higher-order social cognitive variables (e.g. group affiliation), and how the sense of self can be manipulated through cross-modal illusions (and modulated by implicit/explicit group biases). Her researchincorporated neuroimaging, psychophysical and behavioral measures, as well as social manipulation techniques, and is published in peer-reviewed journals.

Previously, Brittany earned a master’s degree from Columbia University after studying cognitive neuroscience and education. Her thesis focused on metacognition and memory in healthy and clinical populations using fMRI. Brittany has taught courses in both cognitive and educational psychology and presented her research at many international conferences. She also devoted a year to working with a socially responsible organization in India dedicated to empowering women through science and technology.

Latest Research

Blog

3 Brain-Based Strategies Key to Every Business Transformation

The beloved author H.P. Lovecraft has been famously quoted as saying that “the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and…
Culture

Growth Mindset Doesn’t Mean Anyone Can Get to Carnegie Hall

Growth mindset means people believe they can get better through practice, not that anyone can become an expert at anything.
Blog

Growth Mindset Is Essential If Leaders Hope to Adapt to the AI Revolution

Growth mindset, the research indicates, can help leaders adapt to the automation of labor and other forms of the AI revolution.
Culture

Leaders May Be Unknowingly Cultivating a ‘Masculinity Contest Culture’

Organizations often justify a toxic environment and masculinity contest culture with the mentality of "how we do business here."
NLI