Positive Neuroscience researcher Rex Jung, Ph.D., is scheduled to speak at the TEDxABQ conference this September 18 at the Isleta Casino Resort’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino south of Albuquerque. Jung – UNM assistant professor of Neurosurgery and a leading scientist in the field of positive neuroscience – developed the first model describing a network of brain regions critically linked in service of intellectual pursuits. Jung is the author of more than 40 scientific publications featured by CNNBBCPsychology TodayNew ScientistThe New York Times, and Newsweek.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. At the traditional conference held in Long Beach, CA, speakers from around the world are invited to speak on their area of expertise. In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx – a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxABQ, live speakers and TEDTalks video will combine to spark deep discussion and connection. The event will feature dynamic talks highlighting the ingenuity and innovation of New Mexicans, from fields as diverse as opera, creative thought, technology, neuroscience, behavioral psychology, photography and social change.

For more information, visit http://tedxabq.com. For more information on Jung’s research, visit www.mrn.org/principal-investigators/rex-jung-ph.d.html.