Professor of Neuroscience and Business
A professor of neuroscience and business (Kellogg School of Management) and the Alfred P. Sloan professor (American Film Institute; ’AFI’).
Cerf holds a Ph.D in neuroscience (Caltech), an MA in Philosophy and a B.Sc in Physics (both from Tel-Aviv University).
His research uses neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of our psychology, emotion, decision-making and dreams.
The Long Read
The German philosopher Immanuel Kant believed that education differs from training in that the former involves thinking whilst the latter, in his view, does not. A staunch advocate of public education, was Kant correct to make the difference? Are education and training not one two sides of the same learning coin? Further still, how does one learn? Thanks to neuroscience, the ways in which we are educated and are trained have become much easier to understand.