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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. 152: Dr. Daren Graves - Transformative Power of Critical ConsciousnessJune 10, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 151: Sara W. Lazar, PhD - Meditation on the Brain: Neuroscience of Toning Down and Tuning Out June 04, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 150: Big Picture 8 – “MacGyvering” Your Way to Human IngenuityMay 28, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 149: Elizabeth Green - Care to Teach?May 20, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 148: Pedro A. Noguera, PhD - Building New Ladders of Opportunity Beyond Chance and CircumstanceMay 13, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 147: Phyllis Fagell - No Straight Line from 6th Grade to SuccessMay 04, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 146: Leila L. Hartley, PhD, CCC-SLP - Building a Better BrainApril 27, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 145: Ross W. Greene, Ph.D - Unlocking the Barriers for a Disruptive ChildApril 15, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 144: Professor Tony Attwood - The Asperger’s SyndromeApril 05, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 143: Esther Wojcicki - The Secret to Raising Successful PeopleMarch 23, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 142: Dr. Shimi Kang - The Dolphin ParentMarch 18, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 141: Maggie Jackson - The Attention RenaissanceMarch 04, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 140: Lynn Miner-Rosen, M.Ed, ACC - College: A Job Before the JobFebruary 26, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 139: Elizabeth Sautter MA, CCC-SLP - Know Thy ‘Emotional’ SelfFebruary 15, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 138: Tal Ben-Shahar - How to Not Be So PerfectFebruary 08, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 137: David Yeager - The Growth MindsetJanuary 22, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 136: Holiday Rewind 2: 10 Takeaways from 100 Conversations on the Science of LearningDecember 31, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 135: Holiday Rewind 1: Suvrat Bhargave, MD – You’re More Than What You FeelDecember 23, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 134: Edward "Ned" Hallowell, M.D. - ADHD: Marvelous, Magical, and Manageable December 17, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 133: Dr. Kelly Mahler - Interoception & Executive Function December 12, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 132: George McCloskey, Ph.D. - Evolution of System 2December 03, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 131: George McCloskey, Ph.D. - Self-Regulate to Self-RealizeNovember 19, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 130: Elizabeth Sautter MA, CCC-SLP - Make Social-Emotional Learning StickNovember 10, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 129: Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson - From Socially Awkward to Socially OutwardOctober 29, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 128: Dr. Ron Rapee - Anxious No MoreOctober 22, 2020 Episode artwork