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Super Brain Summit: 2017

Date: January 27, 2017

2017 Super Brain Summit
March 3, 2017
Bradley University • Michel Student Center Ballroom

The Super Brain Summit is a one-day conference showcasing two internationally known experts in the fields of neuroplasticity and neurotherapy. Additionally, this year’s event will focus on discussing and teaching emotional and physiological self-regulation, so attendees can learn how to take charge of their brains and bodies. All proceeds will go to a fund for future brain research. Register today.

Hosted by Bradley University and the Center for Collaborative Brain Research (CCBR), the second annual Super Brain Summit theme is “Brain neuroplasticity: Necessary conditions for brain growth and change,” and will feature two distinguished speakers:

  • Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. is a pioneer in brain plasticity research and the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles. He has received numerous awards and prizes, has nearly 100 patents and has been featured in hundreds of books covering topics such as learning, rehabilitation and plasticity. Merzenich will present on understanding and managing brain health.
  • Paul G. Swingle, Ph.D. is considered one of the founding fathers of clinical psychoneurophysiology. He is board certified in biofeedback and neurotherapy and is a registered psychologist in British Columbia. Swingle will discuss the treatment of choice for dysregulated brain activity.

Visit for all the details about the event’s speakers using the Featured Speaker tab.

Below are the dates and times of each speaker’s presentations. A short summary of each presentation can be found on the event’s website under Session Topics.

Speaker Schedule

8:00 a.m. A Practical Guide to Your Brain’s Plasticity
Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.
9:30 a.m. Managing Your Brain Health
Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.
11:00 a.m. Living Life to the Advantage of Your Brain!
Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.
12:30 p.m. Alumni Luncheon* or Lunch on Your Own
2:00 p.m. The Brain Tells Us Everything
Paul Swingle, Ph.D.
3:30 p.m. When the ADHD Diagnosis is Wrong
Paul Swingle, Ph.D.
5:00 p.m. Neurotherapy for Mood Disorders and Sequelae of Emotional Trauma
Paul Swingle, Ph.D.

*During the Alumni Luncheon, three alumni awards will be given and Linda Lyman, Ph.D., Professor Emerita in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University will offer a short presentation on “What Principals and Schools Need to Know about Neuroscience.”

Participants can elect to participate in three different ways:
• At Bradley University in the Michel Student Center ballroom
• Via WebEx streaming video from your computer
• Via recorded sessions (available for viewing no later than March 27)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for this program. Details will be provided in your registration materials.

Register for the Super Brain Summit today. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Debbie Devine at

Are you interested in learning more about the many wonders of the brain? Bradley University offers a Master’s in Counseling online. Continue your exploration of the brain and dive into neurocounseling.