Addressing Autism Spectrum Disorder: Turning Challenges into Advantages.

The Foundation for Human Potential, in partnership with Whitney Young Magnet High School, is pleased to announce its new up coming event, Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder: Turning Challenges into Advantages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder…

Human Potential Award

World-renowned Chicago dancer, teacher honored with premier Human Potential Award Homer Hans Bryant, founder of Chicago Multicultural Dance Center, was presented the inaugural Human Potential Award by the Foundation for Human Potential Nov. 8 during a day-long symposium at the Chicago Cultural Center. “This award celebrates Homer Bryant’s achievements and his contributions to the world…

Yo Yo Ma

FHP is grateful to Yo Yo Ma, former Advisory Board member to FHP, for his acknowledgment of FHP’s up coming event, Inspirations: The Arts, The Brain, and Human Potential. The program will highlight the work of an illustrious group, representing neuroscience, art, education and psychology. They will address challenges overcome by the performers and initiate…

The Science of Creativity in 2013: Looking Back to Look Forward

In 1950, the American psychologist Joy P. Guilford delivered a lecture to the American Psychological Association (APA) calling for a scientific focus on creativity. Psychology knew little about creativity at the time. Years earlier, during WWII, the Air Force commissioned Guilford, then a psychologist at USC, to identify pilots who would respond to emergencies with…

Joseph LeDoux’s Biggest Discoveries

Big Think Interview Joseph LeDoux is a professor and a member of the Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology at NYU. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of emotion and memory. In addition to articles in scholarly journals, he is author of “The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life”…