Andrea Kuszewski Column: The Rogue Neuron Changing minds, one synapse at a time
ANDREA KUSZEWSKI, an Affiliate Scholar of the IEET, works as a researcher and manager with Scientific Vortex Inc, a transdisciplinary research org, investigating the neuro-cognitive factors behind human behavior; this includes topics such as creativity, intelligence, sociopathy, and x-altruism. She has published papers on the neuroscience of creativity, intelligence, and the analysis of illegal behavior and the creative rule-breaking process. As well as being a researcher of creativity, she is herself a fine artist and has been trained in various visual communication medium, ranging from traditional drawing to digital painting, graphic design, and 3D modeling and animation for the medical and behavioral sciences.
Andrea is also a Behavior Therapist and Consultant, treating both children on the Autism spectrum and their families, specializing in Aspergers Syndrome. She teaches a wide range of skills including: communication, play, academics, creativity, and social skills, using multimodal methods in the natural environment.
She recently joined Syntience, an AI startup in the Bay Area, as a Robopsychologist, working on technology to model human intuition and creative cognition in machines, called Artificial Intuition. Andrea is also a popular and widely published science writer and a science communication activist. Her blog, The Rogue Neuron, addresses a variety of current science topics, but is mainly focused on cognitive neuroscience, psychology, autism, and education.
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