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Beau Lotto is a professor of neuroscience who specialises in the biology and psychology of perception, which is at the core of complexity, well-being and innovation. His work which has been published in two books, and over 60 papers and reviews in international journals blurs the boundaries between neuroscience, design and the arts. The aim of this work is to offer a deeper understanding of what it is to be alive.

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Why book Beau: If you truly want to understand why there's nothing creative about creativity, why change is hard, why there's no inherent value in any piece of information if of itself, what (branding) narratives the brain needs to create a relationship and why the narratives a different for maintaining a relationship and if you want to do it while experiencing first hand how your perception of the world is not what you thougth it'd be then you'll discover why with Beau.

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Perception underpins everything that humans think, believe and know. It explains what we see and why; it determines the clothes we wear and those with whom we we choose to fall in love. It's the source of human innovation and intention. To understand perception is to understand what it is to be human. Beau applies his behavioral neuroscience and experience as an entrepreneur to create an embodied understanding of topics as diverse as innovation, leadership, risk, education and branding.

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I worked with Beau Lotto for a film I made for the BBC2 science series 'Horizon'. Beau was our main contributor and organised an experiment, involving 200 people, which took place at the Science Museum and was the main thread through the film. Beau was great to work with very creative, highly ambitious and with incredible energy. His communications skills are quite something to behold: when dealing with the volunteers from the public for the experiment, he held them in the palm of his hand and infected them with his enthusiasm. Respected by his peers and looked up to by his students he is someone who people like to listen to and learn from. I'd love the chance to work with him again."

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I simply adore these talks. Beau Lotto is one of those who studies a specific subject, such as our adaptation to illusions, primarily optical, that can be applied for any subject of human studies. For instance, it matters not what tools - wealth, knowledge, physical features, etc. we are granted in life, but rather how we choose to use them. Apply this to scenarious and you'll understand. Amazing ideas, creative talk! Brilliant finalle! Definately worth sharing!

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Beau Lotto has been resident in the Science Museum for the past year. He has created a lab and a series of programmes that is like no other; it's not too far from the truth to describe his time here as like having a Renaissance man in our midst Beau blends art, science, curiosity, illusion and music to entertain children, adults and scientists alike.

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I'm writing a short note (for now) to thank Beau for his incredible presentation yesterday. In 17 short minutes he managed to change the way that our audience perceived themselves and the world around them. Not only did he manage to excite them about his own work but he closed the morning session on a high that left them wanting more in the afternoon. We hope that he enjoyed speaking for the how to: Academy and look forward to reading more about his work in the future.

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The event went very well. The speaker reacted very positively to a last minute change in the programme for which we were extremely grateful! Beau Lotto's speech was very pertinent and he involved the audience which is important at UFI meetings.

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Beau was very energetic and his slides were visually appealing. His presentation style leaves delegates listening to every word and his enthusiasm for the topic helps engage the audience into what he is saying. He speaks about things that affect everyone and appeals to all types of audiences. He was a pleasure to work with, arrived on time and worked to the brief he was given without any fuss.

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Once you've told something to someone, you've taken it from them. To understand something deeply and intuitively, you need to embody it. Which is why Beau's talks are more labs than they are presentations. There's active engagement, true experimentation and innovation that happens during this time

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Over the course of 1 hour or 1 day Beau will take you through 'experiments as experiences'. These are not demonstrations, this is research that will explain / explore the two most difficult challenges to change (at any level): Assumptions and fear. The outcome will not only be an embodied understanding of what was discussed, but unique data that helps us explain what it is to be human.