Creativity & the Brain

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

6:00 pm

3373 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 -- Room: Breezeway

Sponsored by:
Stanford Blood Center

Creativity is widely recognized as an essential skill for entrepreneurial success and adaptation to daily-life demands. However, we know little about how creative thinking is manifested in the brain and how to enhance it. In this talk, Dr. Saggar will discuss some of the work he did in collaboration with the Stanford to understand how creativity is manifested in the brain and which regions could facilitate enhancement in creativity. He will also share some of the recent and preliminary findings about creativity and brain development.

Dr. Saggar graduated from Indian Institute of Information Technology (Allahabad) and then went to the University of Texas at Austin for his PhD, where he examined how intensive meditation training affects brain dynamics in the lab of Dr. Risto Miikkulainen. Followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatry at Stanford University under the guidance of Dr. Allan L. Reiss, Manish established his independent computational neuropsychiatry lab in 2017. The Brain Dynamics Lab is dedicated to developing computational methods to capture the brain’s overall dynamical organization in health and disease. In addition to the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Dr. Saggar has received the NIH Career Development Award (K99/R00) and the NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Foundation.

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Questions?  Please contact Victoria Somerville at or 650-725-2540.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3373 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 -- Room: Breezeway

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