CSUSB to Host a Lecture and Workshop on ‘Whole Brain Power’


By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Brain training and the power of transformation will be the topic of a lecture and discussion at Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The “Whole Brain Power” presentation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Pine Room of the Lower Commons. It is free and open to the campus community.

CSUSB senior Diego Irigoyen will give a personal testimony on his own transformation of increased academic success.

Irigoyen, who is pursuing a double major in art history and art education, will share how he drastically improved his cumulative GPA to a 3.8 through his participation in the program created by Michael J. Lavery, founder of Whole Brain Power Consulting http://wholebrainpowerconsulting.com.

According to the website, “Whole Brain Power” is a revolutionary brain training program developed by Lavery, a painter and pioneer in the field of applied neuroscience and brain function. His methodologies are based on more than 25 years of research in the plasticity of the human brain and how whole brain power potential can be harnessed.

Because Irigoyen was so impressed with his own results, he sought and received a $500 research grant last spring from the CSUSB Office of Student Research to host a lecture and workshop featuring the founder and developer of the program.

The results of the lecture were so positive that Irigoyen applied for CSUSB Associated Students Inc.’s Howl Grant to teach the material to students on campus. ASI awarded him a $5,000 grant to develop curriculum for a course in the development of these skills relevant in an academic setting.

Today, Irigoyen is not only a “Whole Brain Power” advocate but also an adjunct instructor of a newly added curricula, called special topics in art, under the direction of Margaret Perry, chair of the art department. The grant funded the course studies for the academic year.

This past summer, Irigoyen worked with three CSUSB students on brain training and has witnessed their personal transformation. In addition, he has 13 new students enrolled in the class this fall.

For more information about the lecture, contact the university’s art department at (909) 537-5802.


For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.


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