Dr. Kaushik Ram
Dr. Kaushik Ram is currently based at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney where he is a Senior Neuroimaging Researcher on Neurodegenerative conditions.
He works with forward thinking global cooperations, government departments and leading education providers to unlock their natural abilities. He has pioneered research into the intelligence of the nervous system and led groundbreaking talks in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
For six years, he worked as a Neuroimaging Specialist at the Westmead Millennium Institute at the University of Sydney. Here, he was the central figure in the MRI arm of the Emotional Wellbeing Project developing cutting edge imaging technology for the prediction of psychiatric and neurological disorders. The resulting research was industry linked with Brain Resource - the largest brain database in the world, collating data across 14 sites globally. This research standardised genetics, brain imaging and psychological tests to comprehensively understand disorders including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, ADHD and conversion disorder.
His radically new ways of thinking attracted the interest of a hedge fund and he developed neurotechnology to improve cognitive performance such as decision making, pattern recognition and stress management for brokers and hedge fund managers. This project was in collaboration with the Centre of the Mind, University of Sydney.
He currently partners with the About My Brain Institute and has run Australia’s first studies on using vagal breathing meditation in high performance CEO’s, directors and government Ministers. As one of the world’s elite thinkers in managing stress and fear in the nervous system, he advises high performing individuals on how to trust their natural abilities and create influence. He trains their instincts and intuition because he believes that this is what humans rely on the most when they don’t know what to do.
Founding Director of the Institute for Implicit Intelligence, his research specialises in non-cognitive intelligence such as intuition, instinct and various elevated brain states such as hypnotic, trance-like and flow states. He pools this research under the collective term - implicit intelligence. He has pioneered techniques to re-establish connection to this intelligence and recover from diseases that are mental, physical and physiological.
He is also the acclaimed author of the captivating book - Hidden World: the inside story of the soul. In this book, he tackles the critical issue of how the evolution of humankind has been hijacked by the brain and that humans have lost the intelligence of their own bodies. He teaches the nervous system by communicating directly to the subconscious, all within a powerful narrative of personal adventures from exploring with tribes in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea to survival missions in the Amazon, to living in an exquisite cave in Thailand.