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Moran Cerf

Neuroscientist & Business Professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

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 Moran Cerf Biography

Moran Cerf is a neuroscientist and business professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the neuroscience program at Northwestern university.

Dr. Cerf is also a member of the institute on complex systems.

In his work, Prof. Cerf helps individuals and businesses harness the current knowledge of the brain to improve thinking and understanding of customers and business decisions.

His academic research uses methods from neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of our psychology, behavior changes, emotion, decision making and dreams.

His works address questions such as: "How are conscious percepts formed in our brain?", "How can we control our emotions?" and “How can we make content that is engaging for the brain?"

Recently, his research has addressed questions pertaining to the neural mechanisms that underlie decision-making, thereby offering a new perspective on predicting future choices and investigating how much free will we have in our decisions. In his acclaimed work, Prof. Cerf studies patients undergoing brain-surgery by recording the activity of individual nerve cells using electrodes implanted in the patient's brain. Thus, his work offers a novel way to understand our psyche by observing the brain directly from within.

Dr. Cerf holds a Ph.D in neuroscience from Caltech, an MA in Philosophy and a B.Sc in Physics from Tel-Aviv University.

He holds multiple patents and his works have been published in wide-circulation academic journals such as Nature and Journal of Neuroscience, as well as popular science journals such as Scientific American Mind, Wired, New Scientist and more. Additionally, his work has been portrayed in numerous media and cultural outlets such as CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, NPR, Time, MSNBC, and dozens of others. He has been featured in venues such as the Venice Art Biennial and China's Art, Science and Technology association, and has contributed to magazines such as Forbes, The Atlantic, Inc., and others.

He has made much of his research accessible to the general public via his public talks at PopTech, TED, TEDx, Google Zeitgeist, DLD and other venues, gathering millions of views and a large following.

Additionally, he is the beneficiary of several awards and grants for his work, including the Instructional improvement grant, and the prestigious president scholarship for excellence. He was recently named one of the "40 leading professors below 40".

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Cerf spent nearly a decade in industry, holding positions in computers security (as a hacker), pharmaceutical, telecom, fashion, software development, and innovations research. Currently, Prof. Cerf is on the board of a number of neuro-tech companies (Nervanix, VR Americas, Best Fit) and the Co-founder of ThinkAlike. He is also the founder of B-Cube which applies neuroscience to help society.

Notably, Dr. Cerf is the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute (AFI), where he teaches an annual screenwriting class on science in films and is a consultant to various Hollywood films and TV shows, such as CBS' “Bull” and “Limitless”, USA Network's “Falling Water”, and more..

Most importantly, he is right handed.

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Consumer Neuroscience (The MIT Press)

Consumer Neuroscience (The MIT Press)

Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain: Probing Cognition

Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain: Probing Cognition

Speaking Topics
  • Hacking into people’s brains

  • The science of Dreams

  • How to use Neuroscience in Business

  • A ‘mix’ about neuroscience and it’s applications for the future (based on my recent 3 TEDx talks; Human 2.0, Using 100% of your brain, etc.)

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Moran Cerf

Neuroscientist & Business Professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

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Moran Cerf Biography

Moran Cerf is a neuroscientist and business professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the neuroscience program at Northwestern university.

Dr. Cerf is also a member of the institute on complex systems.

In his work, Prof. Cerf helps individuals and businesses harness the current knowledge of the brain to improve thinking and understanding of customers and business decisions.

His academic research uses methods from neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of our psychology, behavior changes, emotion, decision making and dreams.

His works address questions such as: "How are conscious percepts formed in our brain?", "How can we control our emotions?" and “How can we make content that is engaging for the brain?"

Recently, his research has addressed questions pertaining to the neural mechanisms that underlie decision-making, thereby offering a new perspective on predicting future choices and investigating how much free will we have in our decisions. In his acclaimed work, Prof. Cerf studies patients undergoing brain-surgery by recording the activity of individual nerve cells using electrodes implanted in the patient's brain. Thus, his work offers a novel way to understand our psyche by observing the brain directly from within.

Dr. Cerf holds a Ph.D in neuroscience from Caltech, an MA in Philosophy and a B.Sc in Physics from Tel-Aviv University.

He holds multiple patents and his works have been published in wide-circulation academic journals such as Nature and Journal of Neuroscience, as well as popular science journals such as Scientific American Mind, Wired, New Scientist and more. Additionally, his work has been portrayed in numerous media and cultural outlets such as CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, NPR, Time, MSNBC, and dozens of others. He has been featured in venues such as the Venice Art Biennial and China's Art, Science and Technology association, and has contributed to magazines such as Forbes, The Atlantic, Inc., and others.

He has made much of his research accessible to the general public via his public talks at PopTech, TED, TEDx, Google Zeitgeist, DLD and other venues, gathering millions of views and a large following.

Additionally, he is the beneficiary of several awards and grants for his work, including the Instructional improvement grant, and the prestigious president scholarship for excellence. He was recently named one of the "40 leading professors below 40".

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Cerf spent nearly a decade in industry, holding positions in computers security (as a hacker), pharmaceutical, telecom, fashion, software development, and innovations research. Currently, Prof. Cerf is on the board of a number of neuro-tech companies (Nervanix, VR Americas, Best Fit) and the Co-founder of ThinkAlike. He is also the founder of B-Cube which applies neuroscience to help society.

Notably, Dr. Cerf is the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute (AFI), where he teaches an annual screenwriting class on science in films and is a consultant to various Hollywood films and TV shows, such as CBS' “Bull” and “Limitless”, USA Network's “Falling Water”, and more..

Most importantly, he is right handed.

Moran Cerf Videos

  • Can you trust your own brain? | Moran Cerf | TEDxPorto - YouTube
    When it comes to new information, people tend to be skeptical and apply critical thinking in deciding what information to believe, who to trust, ...
  • How our Brain Tells us What is Engaging | Moran Cerf ...
    Moran Cerf is interested in what makes you interested. As a neuroscientist and business professor, he and his team have uncovered new ways ...
  • Moran Cerf: "Decoding Thoughts and Dreams Using In-Brain ...
    Moran Cerf describes his lab's work studying the brains of humans using unique tools to eavesdrop on the activity of individual cells of patients ...

Moran Cerf Books

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Moran Cerf Speaking Topics

  • Hacking into people’s brains

  • The science of Dreams

  • How to use Neuroscience in Business

  • A ‘mix’ about neuroscience and it’s applications for the future (based on my recent 3 TEDx talks; Human 2.0, Using 100% of your brain, etc.)

FAQs on booking Moran Cerf

  • How to book Moran Cerf?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Moran Cerf for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Moran Cerf, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Moran Cerf or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Moran Cerf?

    Booking fees for Moran Cerf, 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 Moran Cerf, 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 Moran Cerf?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Moran Cerf 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 Moran Cerf 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 Moran Cerf or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Moran Cerf 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.

Moran Cerf is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Moran Cerf for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Moran Cerf generally travels from Evanston, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Bodekaer, Esther Dyson, ShaoLan Hsueh, R "Ray" Wang and Jeff Jarvis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Moran Cerf for an upcoming event.

Moran Cerf Speaker Videos

  • Can you trust your own brain? | Moran Cerf | TEDxPorto - YouTube
    When it comes to new information, people tend to be skeptical and apply critical thinking in deciding what information to believe, who to trust, ...
    How our Brain Tells us What is Engaging | Moran Cerf ...
    Moran Cerf is interested in what makes you interested. As a neuroscientist and business professor, he and his team have uncovered new ways ...
  • Moran Cerf: "Decoding Thoughts and Dreams Using In-Brain ...
    Moran Cerf describes his lab's work studying the brains of humans using unique tools to eavesdrop on the activity of individual cells of patients ...
    Moran Cerf on Impact Theory
    From robbing banks to earning a PhD in neuroscience, former hacker Moran Cerf has unique perspective on what makes people tick. In this ...

Moran Cerf Speaking Topics

  • Hacking into people’s brains

  • The science of Dreams

  • How to use Neuroscience in Business

  • A ‘mix’ about neuroscience and it’s applications for the future (based on my recent 3 TEDx talks; Human 2.0, Using 100% of your brain, etc.)

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