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Full PreFrontal

Sucheta Kamath

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.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 117: Cheryl Rice - Meet Where They AreJuly 22, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 116: Dr. Tim Elmore - Beyond FOMU (Fear of Messing Up)July 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 115: Barbara Oakley, Ph.D. - Learning as a Gift, Skill, and ChoiceJuly 09, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 114: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang – Emotions in Learning MattersJune 23, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 113: Doug Fisher, Ph.D. – Shifting from Surface Learning to Deep LearningJune 17, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 112: Sharon Saline – Counterbalancing Patterns of FailureMay 28, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 111: Daniel Willingham – Cognitive Advantages to Teaching the Right WayMay 22, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 110: Big Picture 7 – Age of the Resilient FamilyMay 14, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 109: Dr. Raun Melmed – A Prescription by DescriptionMay 05, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 108: Margaret Sibley, Ph.D. – A Field Guide to Engaging the Inner RebelApril 24, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 107: Adele Diamond – Becoming More Self-PossessedApril 16, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 106: Linda Graham – Bouncing Back Like a Skilled NinjaApril 10, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 105: Natalie Wexler – The Knowledge Gap KidsApril 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 104: Kim Bearden – The Teacher ArtisanMarch 23, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 103: Chris Herman, M.Ed – The Opposite of a “Won’t Do” MindsetMarch 12, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 102: Dr. William Stixrud – Recreating the Personal 2.0 SelfMarch 05, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 101: Suvrat Bhargave, MD – You’re More Than What You FeelFebruary 25, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 100: 10 Takeaways from 100 Conversations on the Science of LearningFebruary 07, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 99: Thomas Brown, Ph.D. - Ready. Fire. Aim!December 20, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 98: Louisa Moats, Ed.D. - The Truth About ReadingDecember 11, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 97: ExFiles – No More Square Peg in the Round HoleDecember 09, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 96: Dr. Mary Ann Mulcahey, Eldrich Carr, and Carmen Mendoza - Pro-EF School CultureDecember 07, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 95: ExFiles – Rise Like a PhoenixNovember 15, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 94: Christopher Chabris, Ph.D. - The Clash of the TitansNovember 07, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 93: Joan Green, SLP - Augmenting Life with TechnologyOctober 29, 2019 Episode artwork