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A Day on High Performance

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Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street

Bloomsbury

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WC1E 7HX

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Learn how to maximise your brain’s potential using cutting-edge insights from neuroscience and psychology.

It’s no exaggeration to say that the human brain is an incredible organ.

With 86 billion neurons, and enough synaptic wiring to wrap around planet earth four times, it’s the most complex structure in the known universe.

But are you using yours to its full potential?

Or could increasing your understanding of it, and how it functions, help you operate at a much higher level?

In this series of talks, leading neuroscientists and psychologists will share evidence based insights you can use to rewire your brain to work in a higher gear.

You’ll learn:

  • The Neuroscience of High Performance; proven strategies from psychology and neuroscience to reach elite levels of performance in your chosen field
  • The Psychology of Motivation; the latest research on how to harness, cultivate and sustain motivation to achieve what you really want in life, and realise more of your potential
  • The Neuroscience of Productivity; how to overcome procrastination, boost memory, increase your attention span, and get more done in less time.

You’ll learn how these insights can help you maximise the potential of your own mind, and also how to help others do the same.



Lectures & Speakers

The Neuroscience of High Performance - Professor Vincent Walsh, PhD

Vincent Walsh is Professor of Human Brain Research at University College London. He leads the Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (ACN) research group which aims to use neuroscience to improve high performance in sport, high pressure decision making and advancing human brain stimulation in cognition and health.

For the past decade he has focused on applying his knowledge to the real world. In particular, he has taken a special interest in elite performance (working with football clubs, international rugby and Team GB squads, as well as businesses and the military), creativity (working with concert musicians, artists and business professionals), and sleep (working with sleepdeep, and focusing on sleep and learning, sleep and the menopause, and the role of sleep in learning and creativity). You can follow Vincent on twitter @vinwalsh.

The Neuroscience of Productivity - Dr Gabija Toleikyte, PhD

Dr Gabija Toleikyte is a neuroscientist and business coach. She completed her PhD at the University College London on the neuronal basis of memory and navigation. During her PhD, Gabija acquired a business coach qualification and worked as an internal coach at UCL for senior academics and administrative staff.

Combining coaching experience with neuroscience insights allows Gabija to develop unique seminars, where solid neuroscience research is presented in the context of the topics relevant for individuals and organisations. You can keep up to date with Gabija’s work on her website: www.mybrainduringtheday.com.

The Psychology of Motivation - Dr Raj Persaud

Dr Raj Persaud is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has worked at some of the leading teaching, research and clinical institutions in psychiatry in Europe and the USA, including; the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley NHS Hospitals in London, and the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. He is a fellow of The University College London, and has been a Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USA and the Institute of Neurology at Queens Square.

Unusually for a psychiatrist, Dr Persaud also holds a degree in psychology has been awarded over 8 degrees and diplomas including a Masters in Statistics. He has been awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Medal, The Maudsley Hospital's Denis Hill Prize and the Osler Medal. He is the author of several bestselling books, including ‘The Mind: A User’s Guide’, ‘Staying Sane’, and ‘The Motivated Mind’.You can keep up to date with Dr Persaud’s work on his website: www.drrajpersaud.com.

For a full breakdown of the lectures, speakers (and their reading recommendations) emailed to your inbox, please click here.




Event Schedule

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: The Neuroscience of High Performance - Prof Vincent Walsh
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch break
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: The Neuroscience of Productivity - Dr Gabija Toleikyte
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm: Afternoon break
  • 3:15pm – 5:00pm: The Psychology of Motivation - Dr Raj Persaud
  • 5:20pm – 7:00pm: Attendee Social & Networking (Optional)




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Who is this event for?

You might be:

  • A mental health practitioner; psychotherapist, counsellor or coach, attending for continuing professional development
  • A psychology student seeking to broaden your knowledge in different areas of the subject
  • Considering a transition into a career in psychology, but not sure exactly what route to take yet
  • A member of the general public attending for the sheer joy of learning and exploring your curiosity.

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The Weekend University seeks to guarantee an excellent learning experience.

If you are not fully satisfied with the day, you will receive 100% of your money back, and we will cover the cost of your travel to and from the venue.

Refund Policy

We offer a full refund if you cancel within 7 days of the event date.

For cancellations in the week leading up to the event, tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

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