Tara Swart

Senior Lecturer


Tara Swart Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, author, executive advisor and Faculty at MIT Sloan. She is passionate about teaching practical neuroscience-based messages that change the way people work and sustainably translate to tangible improvement in their business and their lives.

She holds a BSc in Biomedical Science and PhD in Neuropharmacology from Kings College, London and an MD from Oxford University.

Tara is lead author of the award winning book 'Neuroscience for Leadership' and her new book ’The Source' is a UK best seller. It is available in the USA from October 2019.

Faculty Media

  • [Podcast]: How to Open Your Mind and Change Your Life

    Neuroscientist and executive coach, Dr Tara Swart, explains how we can all take back control of our lives by training our brains to create the life we want to live in this podcast.

  • The Key To Resilience And Agility In Business

    Dr. Tara Swart discusses how re-evaluating the values and culture of a business to stay relevant in a changing world will improve its ability to pivot and sustain success in any industry.

  • [Innovation@Work Blog] Tara Swart Suggests Increasing "Myelination" in Your Organization

    What do the human brain and a large business have in common? More than you think, according to Dr. Tara Swart.

  • 4 Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Mind

    Your brain needs a reset every once in awhile. Here are practical tips from Dr. Tara Swart on how you can declutter your brain.

  • 5 Traits Of Super-Successful Leaders

    Using her neuroscience lens, Dr. Tara Swart discusses what sets successful leaders apart.

  • 3 Simple Habits That Can Protect Your Brain from Cognitive Decline

    How adopting specific lifestyle behaviors – even in your fifties and beyond – can have a tangible effect on how well you age.

  • Brain Gain: The Source Is a Mind Manual That Might Just Change Your Life

    You can always get what you want... as long as you're prepared to abandon your inner cynic.

  • How to Train Your Brain to Make Your Dreams Come True

    Neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart reveals the simple mind tricks that could turn your life around.

  • How to Make Better Lifestyle Choices

    Tara Swart advises on how we can best deal with all the expectations we place on ourselves and others in this article for Harpers Bazaar.

  • Legacy Code And The Other AI

    Dr. Swart discusses the implications of legacy code and its impact on the complex ecosystems in any business of any size.


Contact Information

Email: Swart@mit.edu
Website: http://www.taraswart.com/
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Are Leaders Born or Made?
Dr. Tara Swart is at the forefront of the application of neuroscience in business. In this podcast, she discusses the importance of neuroscience in business today, how it can benefit companies, and its application in developing the current and next generation of leaders.