I am Martha Herbert, PhD, MD – neuroscientist and researcher, pediatric neurologist, writer, public speaker, systems thinker. Higher Synthesis Works is my vessel for bringing together my independent activities.
Overall I aim to incorporate contributions from multiple points of view into syntheses that are “higher” in the sense of being more inclusive, and of offering perspective and context in a calm, fair and compassionate way.
Science: For the present, Higher Synthesis Works is the home of Higher Synthesis Science, my independent scientific research resources and activities, including high density array EEG and brain therapies including neurofeedback and photobiomodulation (low level laser therapy).
Writing: I write articles, blogs, journal articles, books, curricula, analyses, case histories, literature reviews.
Speaking: I speak on whole-body, whole-brain, whole-planet health, on autism, on human potential and neuroplasticity, on how noxious environmental influences challenge body and brain, on putting genetics back into multi-scale systems biology, on food and body-brain resilience, and more.
Consulting: Based upon my years of academic research in the TRANSCEND Research Program combined with my broader experience and perspectives, aw well as my more recent work with the Open Medicine Institute and the Higher Synthesis Foundation, I help forward-looking systems-oriented clinicians and care facilities configure themselves to perform practice-based research to generate data for self-evaluation and to demonstrate successes.