Paul J. Zak

Paul J. ZAK

High-Impact Scientist, Author, Public Speaker.

Paul has been on a quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection, human happiness, and effective teamwork.  His academic lab and companies he has started develop and deploy neuroscience technologies to solve real problems faced by real people.

His latest book, Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performance Companies, uses neuroscience to measure and manage organizational cultures to inspire teamwork and accelerate business outcomes.

His 2012 book, The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity, recounted his unlikely discovery of the neurochemical oxytocin as the key driver of trust, love, and morality that distinguish our humanity. In another obsession, Paul’s group uses neuroscience to quantify the impact of movies, advertising, stories, and consumer experiences. Along the way, he has helped start several transdisciplinary fields, including neuroeconomics, neuromanagement, and neuromarketing.

Paul's 2012 book, The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity was a finalist for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize.

His 2017 book Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies was excerpted in the Harvard Business review and was awarded the Winner of the 2018 Warren Bennis Prize for the best article on leadership

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Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University

In the top 0.3% of the most cited scientists

Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania

Started four technology companies including the first Neuroscience as a Service (NaaS) platform Immersion Neuroscience

Given talks in 30 countries.

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Recent talks at NATO Supreme Head Quarters Google, Facebook, Harvard University, Microsoft, Association for Talent Development, World Experience Organization, ING Bank, Finsbury, HSM

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