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Full PreFrontal: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function

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
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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. 205: Dr. William Stixrud - How to Talk With Kids and Build Their MotivationFebruary 13, 2024
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Ep. 204: Kelly B. Cartwright, Ph.D. - The Science of Reading & Executive FunctionJanuary 30, 2024
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Ep. 203: Maggie Jackson - Gift of UncertaintyJanuary 16, 2024
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Ep. 202: Ayelet Fishbach - The Science of MotivationJanuary 03, 2024
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Ep. 201: Dr. Christopher Chabris & Dr. Daniel Simons - Nobody’s FoolAugust 01, 2023
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Ep. 200: All Things Executive Function ~ 200th EpisodeJuly 14, 2023
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Ep. 199: Donna Henderson, Psy.D. - If This Is Autism…June 21, 2023
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Ep. 198: Donna Henderson, Psy.D. - Is This Autism?June 09, 2023
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Ep. 197: Dr. Mary Hemphill - From a One Minute Meeting to a Lifetime of FlourishingApril 03, 2023
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Ep. 196: David F Lancy - A Cultural & Anthropological Take on Childhood IndependenceMarch 27, 2023
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Ep. 195: Sari Solden, MS - Empowering Girls and Women with ADHDJanuary 12, 2023
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Ep. 194: Wendy Wood - Good Habits, Bad HabitsJanuary 04, 2023
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Ep. 193: Laura Rhinehart, Ph.D. - Building BlocksDecember 10, 2022
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Ep. 192: Arthur L. Robin, Ph.D. - Parent-Teen CommunicationNovember 11, 2022
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Ep. 191: Kipling Williams - The Silent Treatment: A Weapon of Mass DestructionNovember 04, 2022
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Ep. 190: Dr. Willie F. McBride, Ph.D. - Preparing All Kids for LifeOctober 20, 2022
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Ep. 189: Steven D Kniffley Jr., PsyD ABPP MPA - Challenging the False NarrativeAugust 08, 2022
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Ep. 188: Dr. Morcease Beasley - Leading Education with Executive FunctionJuly 20, 2022
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Ep. 187: Dave Melnick - Leading the Way with Trauma Transformed EducationJuly 05, 2022
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Ep. 186: Dave Melnick - Trauma Transformed SchoolsJune 17, 2022
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Ep. 185: David Strayer - Conundrum of MultitaskingJune 09, 2022
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Ep. 184: Professor Terrie E Moffitt - Executive Function, Stressful Lives, and Health DecisionsMay 10, 2022
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Ep. 183: Stephen Chew - Learning Beyond the Big Choke PointApril 28, 2022
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Ep. 182: John Kounios - Eureka Moments and Executive FunctionApril 11, 2022
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Ep. 181: Dr. DeDe Wohlfarth - Brave Spaces, Not Just Safe SpacesMarch 26, 2022
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