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Michael Merzenich

Leading Pioneer in Brain Plasticity Research; Author of "Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life"

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 Michael Merzenich Biography

Dr. Merzenich is the brain behind BrainHQ and the author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life. For nearly five decades, he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. As co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Posit Science, Michael Merzenich heads the company's science team.

Dr. Merzenich has published more than 150 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals (such as Science and Nature), received numerous awards and prizes (including the Ipsen Prize, Zülch Prize, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and Purkinje Medal), and been granted nearly 100 patents for his work. He and his work have been highlighted in hundreds of books about the brain, learning, rehabilitation, and plasticity.

Dr. Merzenich's work is also often covered in the popular press, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Wired, Forbes, Discover, and Newsweek. He has appeared extensively on television. He is the scientific consultant and provided the brain assessments and brain training exercises for the Discovery Channel show Hack My Brain (which aired in Australia as Redesign My Brain.) His work has also been featured on four PBS specials: The Brain Fitness Program, Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound, The New Science of Learning, and Brain Fitness Frontiers.

Dr. Merzenich earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Portland and his PhD at Johns Hopkins. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison before becoming a professor at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2007, he retired from his long career at UCSF as Francis A. Sooy Professor and Co-Director of the Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1999 and the Institute of Medicine in 2008.

In the late 1980s, Dr. Merzenich was on the team that invented the cochlear implant, now distributed by market leader Advanced Bionics. In 1996, Dr. Merzenich was the founding CEO of Scientific Learning Corporation (Nasdaq: SCIL), which markets and distributes software that applies principles of brain plasticity to assist children with language learning and reading.

To learn more about Dr. Merzenich's work, we recommend his book Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change your Life. Or, try our clinically proven brain training program, BrainHQ, designed by Dr. Merzenich and featured in Soft-Wired.

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Michael Merzenich

Leading Pioneer in Brain Plasticity Research; Author of "Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life"

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Michael Merzenich Biography

Dr. Merzenich is the brain behind BrainHQ and the author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life. For nearly five decades, he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. As co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Posit Science, Michael Merzenich heads the company's science team.

Dr. Merzenich has published more than 150 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals (such as Science and Nature), received numerous awards and prizes (including the Ipsen Prize, Zülch Prize, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and Purkinje Medal), and been granted nearly 100 patents for his work. He and his work have been highlighted in hundreds of books about the brain, learning, rehabilitation, and plasticity.

Dr. Merzenich's work is also often covered in the popular press, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Wired, Forbes, Discover, and Newsweek. He has appeared extensively on television. He is the scientific consultant and provided the brain assessments and brain training exercises for the Discovery Channel show Hack My Brain (which aired in Australia as Redesign My Brain.) His work has also been featured on four PBS specials: The Brain Fitness Program, Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound, The New Science of Learning, and Brain Fitness Frontiers.

Dr. Merzenich earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Portland and his PhD at Johns Hopkins. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison before becoming a professor at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2007, he retired from his long career at UCSF as Francis A. Sooy Professor and Co-Director of the Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1999 and the Institute of Medicine in 2008.

In the late 1980s, Dr. Merzenich was on the team that invented the cochlear implant, now distributed by market leader Advanced Bionics. In 1996, Dr. Merzenich was the founding CEO of Scientific Learning Corporation (Nasdaq: SCIL), which markets and distributes software that applies principles of brain plasticity to assist children with language learning and reading.

To learn more about Dr. Merzenich's work, we recommend his book Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change your Life. Or, try our clinically proven brain training program, BrainHQ, designed by Dr. Merzenich and featured in Soft-Wired.

Michael Merzenich Videos

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  • Future Talk #66HD - Science of the Brain
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  • How much does it cost to book Michael Merzenich?

    Booking fees for Michael Merzenich, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Merzenich, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Merzenich?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Merzenich for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Merzenich for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Merzenich or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Merzenich or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Merzenich is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Merzenich for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Michael Merzenich generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Stuart Firestein, Clayton Christensen, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Dr. Gregory Stock and Bunker Roy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Merzenich for an upcoming event.

Michael Merzenich Speaker Videos

  • Michael Merzenich on the Use of Medications for OCD & ADHD ...
    Future Talk #66HD - Science of the Brain
  • Neuroplasticity: Brain HQ's Dr. Michael Merzenich | Train Your Brain ...
    Michael Merzenich - TED Talk - YouTube
  • Dr Michael Merzenich on Brain Plasticity and Kids Beyond Limits
    Prof Michael Merzenich 'The plasticity revolution & how it affects you ...

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