Dr. M.A. Greenstein (a.k.a. Dr. G) delivers the power and wisdom of truly applied neuroscience into the hands of leaders and learners to inspire and transform education, health and media across the globe.
For thirty years, Dr. G. has been on the front lines of the arts and sciences to help decode the complex data of neuroscience into relevant insights and whole-system strategies. Her work, and the emergent field of applied science translation is currently enriching thousands of children, adults and organizations alike.
Dr. M.A. Greenstein is a futurist and recognized pioneer in translating emerging neuroscience into meaningful insights, strategy and applications into education, allied health and media arts. Early in her career she made the connection between neuroscience, Asian thought and somatic systems training, and has brought that to bear in her work. As a creative catalyst and systems thinker, she pulls together seemingly disparate patterns and relations, framing how holistic insights help people grow, learn, invent and change. She is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship to Asia, as well as an internationally recognized researcher, author, and dynamic keynote speaker, working across the AsiaPacific region during the heady early days of AsiaPacific triennales. As a social entrepreneur, she was amongst the first to develop a human-centered systems model of problem solving that integrates neuroscience, psychology, design thinking and contemplative and sensory integration techniques. Dr. Greenstein has applied this methodology to enhance cognitive, creative and emotional development from universities to lower school students, as well as for corporate talent. She was first to bring meditation practice to TEDActive, neuro-design to SXSW and has helped to evolve “brain-smart” coaching methodologies for learning and leadership within multiple communities, and industries throughout the globe.
In 2006 she founded and became the CEO of The George Greenstein Institute (GGI), a 501c3 think tank that delivers neuro-tech tools and holistic principles into education and allied health services for military veterans. She is also the publisher of Bodiespace.com, and a member of the BLUEMiND community that is exploring neuroscience, decision science and the biosphere.
Dr. Greenstein holds a doctoral degree in interdisciplinary arts education, with core academic studies in neurosomatic and cognitive science education) and offers nearly twenty years of experience teaching graduate students on how brain function impacts individual and social perception, attention, memory and creative decision making. Dr. Greenstein is in a unique position to translate complex brain science for those who are motivated to apply its findings to improve the lives of existing and future generations.