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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.

Ep. 192: Arthur L. Robin, Ph.D. - Parent-Teen CommunicationNovember 11, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 191: Kipling Williams - The Silent Treatment: A Weapon of Mass DestructionNovember 04, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 190: Dr. Willie F. McBride, Ph.D. - Preparing All Kids for LifeOctober 20, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 189: Steven D Kniffley Jr., PsyD ABPP MPA - Challenging the False NarrativeAugust 08, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 188: Dr. Morcease Beasley - Leading Education with Executive FunctionJuly 20, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 187: Dave Melnick - Leading the Way with Trauma Transformed EducationJuly 05, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 186: Dave Melnick - Trauma Transformed SchoolsJune 17, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 185: David Strayer - Conundrum of MultitaskingJune 09, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 184: Professor Terrie E Moffitt - Executive Function, Stressful Lives, and Health DecisionsMay 10, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 183: Stephen Chew - Learning Beyond the Big Choke PointApril 28, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 182: John Kounios - Eureka Moments and Executive FunctionApril 11, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 181: Dr. DeDe Wohlfarth - Brave Spaces, Not Just Safe SpacesMarch 26, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 180: Dr. Monica Marsee - Aggression & CallousnessMarch 17, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 179: Eduardo Briceño - Growth Mindset & Continuous ImprovementMarch 02, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 178: Dr. Sarah Schnitker - Paragons of VirtueFebruary 21, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 177: Janice Kaplan - The Genius of WomenJanuary 27, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 176: Taylor Chesney, Psy.D. - Raising Well-Adjusted ChildrenJanuary 20, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 175: Dr. Milton J. Dehn - Working Memory and Executive FunctionJanuary 10, 2022 Episode artwork Ep. 174: Dr. Julie Exline - Spiritual Struggle & Personal GrowthDecember 29, 2021 Episode artwork Ep. 173: Jonathan Schooler, Ph.D. - From Mind Wandering to Mind WonderingDecember 16, 2021 Episode artwork 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