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

  • Train Your Brain for Happiness

    In this podcast, Dr. Tara Swart guides listeners through the science of visualization and explains how it can help achieve goals and live happier lives.

  • How Making An Action Board Could Change Your Life

    Dr. Tara Swart explains how making an action board, based on science, changed her life and how it can transform yours too.

  • A Neuroscientist Says We Can Rewire Our Neural Pathways — Here's How

    What does the idea of neuroplasticity look like in practice? Dr. Tara Swart offers the ways in which we can achieve our goals and truly "rewire" our brains.

  • How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Growth

    Dr. Tara Swart is interviewed during this podcast onhow to use neuroscience to help problem solve.

  • Emotional Intelligence: How to Exercise Your Right Brain Muscles

    Many IT people identify as left-brained: But science has proven anyone can exercise their creative and artistic side. Tara Swart explains why and how IT leaders should build their right brain skills

  • These 4 ‘Harmless’ Habits Are Sapping Your Brain Power

    In this article, neuroscientist Tara Swart argues that snacking and comparing yourself to someone else can lessen your cognitive functions.

  • Beat Jetlag With These Neuroscience Hacks

    Tips from Dr. Tara Swart, based on neuroscience, on how to proactively avoid jetlag when you travel.

  • Why Leaders Must Harness The 'Wild Horses' Of Emotion

    Dr. Tara Swart discusses why working on emotional self-awareness, and honing your ability to accurately ‘read’ and respond to the emotions of others, is a sound strategic investment for your career.

  • Want To Make Better Decisions?

    Dr. Tara Swart reveals that the secret to better decision-making may be a gut check.

  • This Is A Visualization Exercise That Actually Works According To Neuroscience

    Many self-help books and gurus tout visualization as the key to their success. Is it effective? Dr. Tara Swart says yes, provided that you harness your brain appropriately.


Contact Information

Email: Swart@mit.edu
Website: http://www.taraswart.com/
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Neuroscience for Leadership Mar 31-Apr 1, 2020 | Oct 15-16, 2020


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.