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Andrea Kuszewski
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Researcher, Therapist, Artist, Writer, Strategist, Consultant, occasional stand-up comic. Not really that last one.
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  • Strategic and Scientific Consultant, 2013 - present
  • Syntience
    Robopsychologist, 2012 - present
  • Self
    Behavior Therapist and Consultant, a.k.a. The Child Whisperer, 1999 - present
  • IEET- Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
    Affiliate Scholar, 2010 - present
  • VORTEX-Integrative Science Improving Societies
    Researcher & Random Awesomeness Coordinator of the Creativity Division, 2011 - present
  • The Linus Group
    Senior Strategic Planner, 2012 - 2013
  • GGI (George Greenstein Institute)
    Brain Awareness Fellow, 2011 - 2012
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Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
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Science. Communication. Visual art. Psychology. I want to revolutionize education. My main research interests are creativity, intelligence, autism, exceptional ability, x-altruism and sociopathy, and what motivates people to change their behavior.

Passionate about creative collaborative projects that integrate science, art, communication, and tech. 

Freelance science writer, author, and rabble-rouser. You can read some of my work on psychology and neuroscience on Scientific American here, here, here, and here. You can find re-posts of a lot of my blog writing on IEET.

I am a freelance strategist and scientific consultant, and public speaker. I investigate the science behind human behavior and motivation, using this information to create strategies that incite change in others, on both an individual and corporate level.

I'm also having fun on the bleeding edge of Artificial Intelligence research at the intersection of psychology and technology, in the emerging field of Robopsychology, or AI Psychology. I investigate creativity, intelligence, and learning, in both humans and machines. Someday I hope we can replicate human creative cognition in AI. 

I do all my own stunts. Without a net.

Open Science. Knowledge is power. 

Some of my art can be viewed here.

I'm a little obsessed with brains, glittery things, and Triceratops. Not necessarily in that order. 

Also, I'm a huge nerd.

Did I mention science?

+Ryan Crowe wrote a really nice piece about me for the 'Unofficial' Google+ Recommended Users Spotlight. It makes me sound pretty rad. He's pretty rad, too. :)



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In college, I was the secretary of my honor society, a cheerleader, and a Bacardi girl.
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San Francisco, CA
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Tallahassee, FL - Milwaukee, WI - Boston, MA - Cleveland, OH - Carbondale, IL - West Palm Beach, FL - Sheboygan, WI
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Athena's first snowfall, at Lake Tahoe! (She was not too amused) ;)
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A team researchers used a promising new material to build more functional memristors, bringing us closer to brain-like computing. Both academic and industrial laboratories are working to develop computers that operate more like the human brain. Instead of operating like a conventional, digital system, these new devices could potentially function more like a network of neurons.
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Lands End, on Saturday evening. 
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guys please invite me to usa
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"Interestingly, while our study's external stimulation increased the incidence of mind wandering, rather than reducing the subjects' ability to complete the task, it caused task performance to become slightly improved. The external stimulation actually enhanced the subjects' cognitive capacity."
Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study, a wandering mind can impart a distinct cognitive advantage.
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I would totally agree with him on that +Richard Hay​​​ Personally I've found a lot of my solutions to big problems based on looking at other systems that are in completely different subject matter but may have similar flows or exchanges. Typically someone has identified a solution or a model which can be adapted to another system. I find that abstraction works wonders in freeing the mind to think more creatively in these scenarios. 

Just think of Newton staring at a glass beaker and then working out color theory.
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1. Knowing whether someone experiences infrequent distress or negative emotions is insufficient to know whether they are healthy.

2. Remove the negative from negative emotions and the positive from positive emotions. Emotions are tools. Learn to appreciate what is in your emotional toolbox. Learn how to use these tools more effectively and what works best in particular situations.

3. Instead of trying desperately to feel less distress, improve your ability to identify and describe what you are feeling at a given moment.

4. When we are better at differentiating emotions, intense distress becomes less problematic and sometimes, the ideal springboard to higher peaks. 
Here's what the recent generation of emotion researchers have uncovered - on their own, negative emotions are neither good nor bad. Emotions provide information. The problem is when they hinder important life goals or when people exert finite time and energy to get rid of these emotions so that fewer resources are available to invest in more meaningful pursuits.
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+Cecillie Nelson i agree with you cecillie bcz all these are important for feel relx 
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You probably think you have to multitask to accomplish everything on your to-do list and still have a few precious minutes to unwind at the end of the day. But research suggests you're probably not as good at doing things at once as you might think. ...
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Moving beyond the notion of intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation.
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Correct babe, u 2 much!
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Give yourself permission to screw up. Embracing - rather than shunning - the possibility of mistakes actually sets us up for success.
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"It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something"  ~ Ornette Coleman
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A good friend at a leading (fully funded) health/fitness startup in Palo Alto is looking to hire a creative iOS developer with at least 2 years experience, and leadership potential. Interested? Ping me, and I'll give you direct email address to apply. :) 
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Real world creativity could be associated with a reduced ability to filter irrelevant sensory information, a new study reports.
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iam sorry i have not contact u but my plate has been full for a while you are very attractivr and very hot &sexy because you have a intellegent mind i see u r russia da or is it polish ....victoria secret model type like eyes but when i close my eyes i can feel your personality your sensitiuve do you send ghost....i have a friend who is actaully a geniune ghstbuster her is lorraine warren...if you interest in talking to me ....i also believe reincarnation,quatum physic,what do  u think about intermarriage of alien species ....freud,jung,dr fil,dr ruth......text me  back please ha ....it was surprise hearing from u i think you are a veryinteresting person....
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Your attention, please. People make mistakes every day because they lose focus. Maybe your car drifts across the center line or an error slips into a report at work.
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Wine drinking could help you burn fat (primarily in the liver) 

#SCIENCE! 
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+Steve Esterly - Albeit anecdotal evidence, in my professional experience, a liver that is less fatty is associated with a patient whose physique is also on the lighter side.  
Lighten up! ;-)
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