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GS2 KEYNOTE: How Perception Shapes the Universe of the Mind

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Thursday, October 30

Bellagio Ballroom

Perception is what drives everything we know, think, feel, and believe. It also impacts how we learn. In this thought-provoking keynote presentation, renowned neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto will use perceptual neuroscience to explore creativity and the critical role it plays in learning. Discover what creativity is from the perspective of the mind. Learn why fear and stress are the main barriers to creativity. Explore how you can create an environment that allows maximum creativity for yourself and others. This presentation will help you understand how the brain resolves uncertainty and how “destructive creation” is at the heart of learning itself.

Beau Lotto



Dr. Beau Lotto is a globally renowned neuroscientist whose studies in human perception have taken him well beyond the scientific domain and into the fields of education, the arts, and business. He believes passionately in the potential impact of his work on corporate innovation and creativity. He has given two TED Talks, which have had more than 1.6 million online viewers combined. Dr. Lotto’s scientific research is based on a deep and fundamental interest in human beings. His ambitious ideas about the relevance of science to ordinary people have taken him to places where few other scientists have ventured—including into exhibition space inside London’s Science Museum, where his company, Lottolab, was resident from 2010 – 2012. Dr. Lotto’s education program led to the publication of the first-ever peer-reviewed scientific paper written by schoolchildren (“Blackawton bees,” published by the Royal Society).

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