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The Lab of Misfits is dedicated to expanding your perceptual intelligence. To help you better understand the perceptual assumptions and biases that guide your conscious and unconscious behaviours. Through our INSIGHTS we hope to help you answer the question “Who are you?” in order to live a more authentic, compassion and resilient life. Join us on this journey and learn more.



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Adventures in Sound

Our new series explores adventures in sound. We will discover the power of vibration ... and how and why your brain and body are literally impacted by it … and evolved to be so.

Adventures in Uncertainty

In this series, Beau Lotto invites you to join his adventures into uncertainty, where he hopes to expand his perception of self, other and the world.

Thrive in Uncertainty

This series explores how it is possible to thrive BECAUSE of uncertainty and suggests ways that you can apply proactivity to an uncertain world.

Adapt to Uncertainty

The fear of uncertainty is the brain's greatest fear. In this series we study uncertainty and how the brain adapts to it at the computational, the cellular and the perceptual level.

The Looking Back Experiment

When you look back at your life, what is it that you want to see? Is it Meaningfulness? Value? Ease? Or something else? This series reviews the results of our experiment and our discoveries about the core perceptual needs that underpin personal, perceptual health.

Expanding Perception

Our quest is not to shift our perception or yours, but to expand it. No matter what you think you know, all of us need to—and can—expand our perception.

Thought in Motion

This series of short videos aims NOT to provide answers but to inspire imagination. Gianni Howell, our creative film designer, reflects on the creative process.

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EPISODE 3: HOW TO RISE IN RESILIENCE

How do you rise in resilience? This is the question the Looking Back experiment sought to answer. Find...

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EPISODE 2: THE LOOKING BACK EXPERIMENT

Further results of a recent Lab of Misfits experiment where people were asked to imagine being at the...

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EPISODE 1: THE LOOKING BACK EXPERIMENT

We review the results of a recent Lab of Misfits experiment where people were asked to imagine being at...

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EPISODE 12: ADVENTURE REQUIRES TRUST

Dr Beau Lotto explains how we’re wired to trust and how remarkable it is that most of us are unaware of...

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OPTIMISM EXPERIMENT RESULTS SO FAR

Our Science Director, Rich Clarke, shares the results so far of a recent Lab of Misfits experiment where...

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CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING

Our Creative Director, Melanie Lalande, describes the curation and making of our special sand painting...

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OUR QUEST: TO THRIVE IN UNCERTAINTY

The world is becoming increasingly uncertain. But consider a few general facts about our modern lives...

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CHALLENGE YOURSELF

When you opened your eyes this morning, did you see the world as it really is? Ask yourself: “Do I see...

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DEVIATE - SPEAKING BUSINESS PODCAST

Beau Lotto shares his wisdom on the Speaking Business podcast aiming to help people and organisations...

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EPISODE 4: PANIC IS A NATURAL RESPONSE,...

When disempowered, which many of our brains are feeling now in the face of COVID-19 uncertainty, panic...

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EPISODE 3: YOUR FEAR OF UNCERTAINTY CAN...

When we feel in control, our brain feels ‘empowered’. COVID-19 is challenging that sense of control. As...

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EPISODE 2 - DARKNESS: THE FEAR THAT...

The darkness of night embodies a fundamental, existential threat of all the fears that we carry in our...

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EPISODE 1 - WHAT IS YOUR BRAIN’S...

If you didn’t know before COVID-19, you do now. And if you don’t know it consciously, your body is...

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YOU MAKE THE MEANING

Gianni Howell, our creative film designer, describes the creative process for the first in our series of...

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GATHER AROUND A TABLE

The first in our series that explores the importance of food and cooking for creating positivity during...

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BE IN BETWEEN

Gianni Howell, our creative film designer, describes the creative process for the second in our series...

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SEEING YOURSELF SEE

Gianni Howell, our creative film designer, describes the creative process for the third video in our...

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EMBRACE YOUR FEARS. COOK.

The second in our 'Cooking Through Uncertainty' series, Nino Asaro describes how you should combat your...

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MASKS: A DIFFERENT FACE TO THE WORLD

In the first of the Lab's new 'The Art of Perception' series, we focus on a theme associated with...

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EPISODE 4: A PLACE WE CAN FIND COURAGE

The fourth in this blog series considers how to thrive in uncertainty requires openness and therefore...

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EPISODE 3. RIOTING: REVEALING THE...

Dr Beau Lotto discusses the neuroscience behind why we are witnessing the result of the 'ghosts of...

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EPISODE 2: PROACTION IS A KEY FOR...

This poem, written by Beau Lotto, demonstrates the power of proactive journaling for the unlocking of...

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EPISODE 1: THRIVE IN UNCERTAINTY....

This blog is a transition from Adapting TO Uncertainty to thriving BECAUSE of it. Read the first in our...

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HOW FOOD CAN BRING JOY

The third in our 'Cooking Through Uncertainty' series, Nino Asaro contemplates how cooking has helped...

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SEE THE GRAY

Gianni Howell, our creative film designer, describes the creative process for the fourth video in our...

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W_NDER: CREATING A SHARED STORY OF PLACE

This is the power of place … this is the power of its story. You can be part of it.

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TWO FACED MASKS: MANDATE OR CELEBRATE?

Eitan Perlin discusses the history of the Venice Carnival - where wearing a mask was not an obligation...

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EPISODE 11: MAKE THE IMPLICIT EXPLICIT

Dr Beau Lotto explains the importance of not weaponising the uncertainty of others … or indeed of...

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EPISODE 10: LEADING OTHERS INTO THE DARK

Dr Beau Lotto explains how what defines a good leader is how she/he leads others into uncertainty … into...

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EPISODE 9: THE RISK OF 'THE RETURN'

Dr Beau Lotto explores the risk of possible self honesty created by returning from an adventure.

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EPISODE 8: THE POWER OF A REASON

Adventure, as in life, needs a reason and so essential is ‘the reason’ for our vitality that the human...

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EPISODE 7: ADVENTURES REQUIRE A SANDBAR

Beau Lotto discusses how a sandbar enables others to embrace the uncertainty of themselves with courage...

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EPISODE 6: SHARING YOUR 30 DAY PRACTICE

Misfits share the 30 day practices they've adopted in order to exercise their lives.

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EPISODE 5: EVERY ADVENTURE BEGINS IN...

Beau Lotto discusses how every adventure begins by leaving and why leaving is hard because it requires...

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EPISODE 4: LIVING IS AN EXERCISE OF...

Beau Lotto explains how we train our bodies and minds by living. We get in shape along the way through...

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EPISODE 3: THE SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL...

Beau Lotto discusses how you listen and what you listen to is what will define your adventure. Not just...

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EPISODE 2: HONESTY CREATES THE...

Beau Lotto explores how the human truth - honesty - can move your adventure forwards and how courageous...

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EPISODE 1: THE POWER OF ADVENTURE: I’M...

Introducing a new series where Beau Lotto invites you to go on an adventure with him this summer - where...

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EPISODE 3: YOUR DEFICIENCIES COMPLETE...

Dr Beau Lotto discusses how our inherent need for closure, and the pleasure your brain perceives when...

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EPISODE 2: HOW DOES IT SOUND?...

Dr Beau Lotto explains that beauty is imperfection and how it must be an imperfection that creates music.

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EPISODE 1: WELCOME TO ADVENTURES IN...

Dr Beau Lotto begins a new journey taking him from the UK to Ibiza, a beautiful island, filled with...

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Experiments

Our unique process of neuroscience and experiential design discovers and shares insights into your perception that are personal, emotional and actionable. But be aware! Sometimes what we learn is often not what we thought (or wanted) to be true. But it’s only through such honesty that you will be able to expand what you see of yourself and the world around you.

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Home Love Experiment

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What is 'Home' to your brain and why might it matter? Nearly every animal survives because of their...

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Optimism Experiment

Experiment

Become an essential part of what we call an ‘Experiential Experiment’. It lasts for three days and our...

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Looking Back

Experiment

The experience of ‘looking back’ helps us to understand the framework by which we make decisions. The...