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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. :)



Bragging rights
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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Genes linked to creativity could increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research. Genetic risk scores were examined in a sample of 86,292 individuals from the general population of Iceland. Creative individuals were defined as those belonging to the national artistic societies of actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists and writers.
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An EEG study shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels. Historically, chocolate has been recognized as a vasodilator, meaning that it widens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure in the long run, but chocolate also contains some powerful stimulants. Researchers wanted to investigate if people who consume chocolate would see an immediate stimulant effect.
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America's best teachers rap their algebra lessons, use music to teach Kafka and find other ways to use their own creative interests to teach their students, finds a new study. Examining the classroom practices of National Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, the study suggests successful educators aren't afraid to push the boundaries by incorporating real world, cross-disciplinary themes into their lessons.
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Virtual/Augmented Reality (V/AR) is the future of education.
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Moving beyond the notion of intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation.
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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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Athena is attempting to get Josh off his phone. :)
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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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Can imagine just looking at the view and feeling at home
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