-----------------------------When TMI Kills: Cognitive Overload in the Age of I-Devices: Dr. James Olds at TEDxGeorgeMasonUTalk given at TEDxGeorgeMasonU, May 6th 2012.Produced by Andrew Hawkins and Joe Renaud. Film done by Kathleen Wills.Production Manager: Jessica Teaford.TEDx talk title:When TMI Kills: Cognitive Overload in the Age of I-DevicesJames L. Olds received his bachelors of arts degree in Chemistry from Amherst College in 1978. After graduating, Olds interned on Capitol Hill for the United States House of Representatives researching chemical aspects of mid-future electrical energy alternatives for the New England Congressional delegation whose members at the time included such leaders as Speaker "Tip" O'Neill, Paul Tsongas, Edward Markey and Silvio Conte. Olds entered the Neuroscience Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan in 1983, and received his Ph.D. (1987) in neurosciences from that institution. His thesis advisor was Bernard W. Agranoff, the Director of the Neuroscience Laboratory and the Mental Health Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical Center. During his government service, Dr. Olds also served as U.S. project officer on two successive government R&D contracts to develop novel biologically-based computer algorithms which emulate human associative learning and image comprehension. In summer of 1998, Olds departed the Association to accept the position of Director and CEO at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, an independent research institution located on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia. Following the Institute's merger with George Mason University in 2002, Olds remained as Director and Chief Academic Unit Officer. Concurrently he is the Shelley Krasnow University Professor of Neuroscience at George Mason University and Chair of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience. He has an additional academic faculty appointment at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda Maryland. In August 2004, he was named editor-in-chief of the journal Biological Bulletin.E-mail: [email protected] TEDx:In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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