Dr. Henning Beck: Biochemist and Neuroscientist
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Dr. Henning Beck – They’re wanted everywhere: the creative minds, the new ideas and innovative products that make the difference. To this day, the brain is the only organization that can produce new ideas. Learning from the brain therefore means learning to think better – and understanding that it is precisely the mistake in thinking that distinguishes us from the uncreative machine. But how does the brain organize knowledge and information? What can we learn from the brain to promote our creativity? And what can companies learn from the brain to become more innovative?
Dr. Henning Beck, biochemist and neuroscientist, takes us behind the scenes of the most flawed and at the same time most innovative structure in the world – the human brain: an organization full of weaknesses – and yet more powerful than any supercomputer. A network with effective information transfer – more agile than any team trimmed for productivity. In his keynotes, Dr. Henning Beck shows why the human brain needs distraction to be creative. Why it will prevail over artificial intelligence in the foreseeable future and what companies can learn from the principles of the brain for more innovative structures.
Henning Beck received his doctorate in September 2012 at the “Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience” in Tübingen. In addition, he received his Diploma in Project Management from the University of California at Berkeley in spring 2013. Until the end of 2013, he helped start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area to become even more innovative. Even today, the passionate scientist, author and speaker is regularly active in research projects. In his books he conveys science in an entertaining and content-rich way, in his regular contributions for WirtschaftsWoche, GEO-Magazin and Deutschlandfunk Nova he combines current research with practical everyday questions. Dr. Henning Beck shows neuroscience as it has never been seen before: modern, fresh, entertaining and full of enthusiasm.
Lecture topics by Dr. Henning Beck
How we think the impossible
• What happens in the brain with innovative ideas
• What makes unusual solutions and why they have to break with thought patterns
• How we create a varied environment, take on new perspectives and generate a variety of ideas
Analog thinking in the digital world
• What a productive working world of tomorrow will look like
• How we make smart decisions in a new environment
• How we think not only efficiently, but also effectively
Who gets the upper hand?
• Who is cleverer: the human brain or computer
• How to Combine Analog Thinking with Digitization
• How we remain superior to artificial intelligence and make optimal use of it
The path of knowledge to the nerve cells
• How the brain absorbs, processes and understands knowledge
• How to use human curiosity to convey knowledge
• What environment best supports learning