Summit 2019

SESSION 3: Nicole Tetreault PhD | Helping Your Uniquely Bright Child Flourish

Talk Description, Speaker Bio, and Resources

Dr. Nicole Tetreault addresses the dangers of over identifying with diagnoses, and calls out Neurodiversity as the “new normal.” She explains the most up to date research in neuroscience and the critical gut-brain connection, and how these new findings are shifting the way we think about behavior. Dr. Tetreault dives into specific strategies for nurturing our children’s brains and bodies, and helps us understand the science of how these practices profoundly improve behavior and sense of calm. 

Nicole TetraultDr. Nicole A. Tetreault is a neuroscientist, researcher, author, and speaker who specializes in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders. She received her Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in neuroscience. As the founder of Awesome Neuroscience (, she is dedicated to translating the promise of neuroscience and positive psychology for gifted people to live the best quality of life. Dr. Tetreault has authored many peer-reviewed scientific papers on the topics of gifted experience, inflammation in autism, brain evolution, neuroanatomy, neuroinflammation, brain development, behavior, and cell function. Most recently, she has focused her efforts on studying the gifted experience, which encompasses the brain and body connection, by investigating the latest neuroscience, psychology, and physiology research. Her forthcoming book on the neuroscience of giftedness and the gifted experience, Feeling Color: An Insight into a Bright Mind, will be released by Great Potential Press in 2019.


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