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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.

Episodes
Ep. 172: Brandon P. Fleming - MiseducatedDecember 03, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 171: Jonathan Gottschall - The Storytelling BrainNovember 24, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 170: Everett L Worthington, Jr - Forgiveness is a Choice!November 18, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 169: Susan Engel - Every Child is a Curious ChildNovember 03, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 168: Dr. Gillian Sandstrom - Strangers Aren't ScaryOctober 22, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 167: William Damon - A Look Back to Look AheadOctober 07, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 166: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum - Race And the Development of Racial IdentitySeptember 30, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 165: Horacio Sanchez - Poverty on the Brain & Executive FunctionSeptember 23, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 164: Nathaniel Wade - Pathway to Forgiveness September 16, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 163: Gregg Behr & Ryan Rydzewski - When You Wonder, You're LearningSeptember 09, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 162: Dr. Anindya Kundu - Power of Student AgencyAugust 27, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 161: Camille A Farrington - Transforming Children Into Well-Prepared Young AdultsAugust 19, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 160: Dr. Ryan Martin - AngerAugust 12, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 159: Tony Wagner - An Unconventional EducationAugust 05, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 158: Dr. Gary Lewandowski - Building Strong RelationshipsJuly 28, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 157: Roy Richard Grinker - Truly, Nobody’s Normal!July 21, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 156: Dr. Eve-Marie Blouin-Hudon - Empathic Concern for the Future-SelfJuly 12, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 155: Sabine Doebel, PhD - Making the Case for Self-ControlJuly 06, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 154: Ethan Kross, PhD - Mental ChatterJune 23, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 153: Kristin Neff, PhD - Self-Compassion: The Science of Being Nice to Yourself June 15, 2021 Episode artwork 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