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Elizabeth R. Ricker
Author of Smarter Tomorrow, Speaker, Neurohacker
Elizabeth R. Ricker, author of “Smarter Tomorrow: How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking A Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster, and Get More Done” (Little, Brown Spark/Hachette), is an expert and innovator in brain enhancement. She conducted research at MIT and Harvard and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from both institutions. Ricker has lectured across the world and consults with Silicon Valley venture capital firms, technology startups, schools, and the Fortune 500. Her book was chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of "12 Books to Start a Smart New Year", named one of 5 "Books That Motivate You to Live Well" by The Hindu (India), and NYT bestselling authors Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Dan Pink’s Next Big Idea club picked it as #9 in their “Top Book Bites of 2021”. It was nominated for the Audie, Porchlight, Nautilus, and William James Book Awards. It is an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Memory Improvement and #1 New Release in Neuroscience. Thousands of English-language copies have been sold globally, and translations into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Romanian, and Russian are scheduled for release. Harvard Magazine called the book "cognitive enhancement...in approachable bite-sized bits". Bestselling authors Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Dan Pink highlighted Smarter Tomorrow in their Next Big Idea Club, where it was described as: “Brilliant...While many of us are out of school now, there are still people out there who make intelligence cool—and show us how we can become smarter ourselves." Stanford neuroscientist, NYT bestselling author, and host of the PBS show “The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman” said: "If you're a brain owner...this is the guidebook you're going to want." Ricker runs the consultancy Ricker Labs and the citizen neuroscience, DIY, and neurohacking organization, NeuroEducate. Her work has been featured globally, including in Fast Company, on SiriusXM radio, in the March for Science's book "Science Not Silence" (MIT Press), and on public broadcast TV in Europe. Ricker received her undergraduate degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT and her graduate degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard. In college, she worked in the neuroscience lab of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Susumu Tonegawa. Ricker was also a nationally ranked athlete and class president — the latter of which occasionally involved such serious duties as dressing up in a giant rodent costume to play Tim the Beaver, the MIT mascot. You’ll find free book-related tools and resources at ericker.com. You can also follow Ricker as “eliricker” on Medium, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.