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Full PreFrontal

Welcome to the podcast, Full PreFrontal: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function hosted by Sucheta Kamath. Executive Function is a core set of cognitive skills that allow humans to focus attention, block out distractions, plan ahead, stay engaged, temper emotions, and think flexibly while creatively solving problems to fulfill personal and social goals. The prefrontal cortex region of the brain, which governs Executive Function, is often compared to an air traffic control system at a busy airport. Much like an air traffic controller guides planes on different flight paths in the direction that each needs to go, the prefrontal cortex intercepts thoughts and impulses in order to direct them towards situationally appropriate and productive outcomes that serve the need of the future self. Significant research in the field suggests that developing strong Executive Function is critical for school-aged children and remains one of the most reliable predictors of overall success, shown to have profound life-long implications beyond the formal years of learning. On this podcast, host Sucheta Kamath will converse with neuroscientists, social psychologists, learning experts, and thought leaders who will illustrate how Executive Function is inextricably linked with mental health, physical health, school readiness, job success, marital relationships, and much more. On the path of self-development, we all experience a constant struggle between trying to optimize our talent and effort while still facing difficulty in mobilizing the inner tools and strategies that can lead us in the right direction. Tune in to Full PreFrontal to figure out how best to manage your thoughts, habits, and attitudes to enhance your self-awareness and future thinking and to achieve your best self.Sucheta Kamath is an award-winning speech-language pathologist, a TEDx speaker, a celebrated community leader, and the founder and CEO of ExQ®. As an EdTech entrepreneur, Sucheta has designed a personalized digital learning curriculum/tool (ExQ®) that empowers middle and high school students to develop self-awareness and strategic thinking skills through the mastery of Executive Function and social-emotional competence. Outside of her business, Sucheta previously served as President of the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she started a free Social-Communication and Executive Function Training program for inner-city men afflicted with addiction and homelessness—a program she continues to oversee as a coach and a trainer today. She is also a long-time meditator and is currently working on her Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification. A firm believer in the “Pause, Reflect, and then Respond” philosophy, Sucheta hopes to spread the word on how every person can reach higher levels of self-awareness and achieve lasting growth of their Executive Function.


Ep. 184: Professor Terrie E Moffitt - Executive Function, Stressful Lives, and Health Decisions 56:53 05/10/2022
Ep. 183: Stephen Chew - Learning Beyond the Big Choke Point 48:10 04/28/2022
Ep. 182: John Kounios - Eureka Moments and Executive Function 62:06 04/11/2022
Ep. 181: Dr. DeDe Wohlfarth - Brave Spaces, Not Just Safe Spaces 50:28 03/26/2022
Ep. 180: Dr. Monica Marsee - Aggression & Callousness 50:59 03/17/2022
Ep. 179: Eduardo Briceño - Growth Mindset & Continuous Improvement 47:11 03/02/2022
Ep. 178: Dr. Sarah Schnitker - Paragons of Virtue 56:04 02/21/2022
Ep. 177: Janice Kaplan - The Genius of Women 50:49 01/27/2022
Ep. 176: Taylor Chesney, Psy.D. - Raising Well-Adjusted Children 45:30 01/20/2022
Ep. 175: Dr. Milton J. Dehn - Working Memory and Executive Function 57:00 01/10/2022
Ep. 174: Dr. Julie Exline - Spiritual Struggle & Personal Growth 58:31 12/29/2021
Ep. 173: Jonathan Schooler, Ph.D. - From Mind Wandering to Mind Wondering 51:39 12/16/2021
Ep. 172: Brandon P. Fleming - Miseducated 47:06 12/03/2021
Ep. 171: Jonathan Gottschall - The Storytelling Brain 48:37 11/24/2021
Ep. 170: Everett L Worthington, Jr - Forgiveness is a Choice! 60:34 11/18/2021
Ep. 169: Susan Engel - Every Child is a Curious Child 57:11 11/03/2021
Ep. 168: Dr. Gillian Sandstrom - Strangers Aren't Scary 59:45 10/22/2021
Ep. 167: William Damon - A Look Back to Look Ahead 54:28 10/07/2021
Ep. 166: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum - Race And the Development of Racial Identity 63:24 09/30/2021
Ep. 165: Horacio Sanchez - Poverty on the Brain & Executive Function 67:20 09/23/2021
Ep. 164: Nathaniel Wade - Pathway to Forgiveness 61:28 09/16/2021
Ep. 163: Gregg Behr & Ryan Rydzewski - When You Wonder, You're Learning 59:10 09/09/2021
Ep. 162: Dr. Anindya Kundu - Power of Student Agency 60:15 08/27/2021
Ep. 161: Camille A Farrington - Transforming Children Into Well-Prepared Young Adults 61:57 08/19/2021
Ep. 160: Dr. Ryan Martin - Anger 62:21 08/12/2021
Ep. 159: Tony Wagner - An Unconventional Education 54:31 08/05/2021
Ep. 158: Dr. Gary Lewandowski - Building Strong Relationships 59:42 07/28/2021
Ep. 157: Roy Richard Grinker - Truly, Nobody’s Normal! 65:24 07/21/2021
Ep. 156: Dr. Eve-Marie Blouin-Hudon - Empathic Concern for the Future-Self 51:42 07/12/2021
Ep. 155: Sabine Doebel, PhD - Making the Case for Self-Control 57:14 07/06/2021