Joel Pearson is a Psychologist, Neuroscientist and public intellectual working at the forefront of science, innovation and agile science.
Joel is a National Health and Medical Research Council fellow and A/Prof. of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. He is the director of the Pearson Lab, a multidisciplinary agile Cognitive Neuroscience research group that does both fundamental and clinical research, consults with companies, artists and designers on brain science and is the founder and director of the UNSW Science of Innovation Lab (UNSW SIL), a world first, hands on human-centered research lab working on the Psychology and Neuroscience of innovation and entrepreneurship, how to train, boost and predict these characteristics. Joel started his career studying art and filmmaking, however, he then decided to apply his creative discovery techniques to the scientific mysteries of human consciousness and the complexities of brain.