Ariel Garten

Founder of Muse the Brain Sensing Headband – bringing sci-fi brain sensing technology to the masses

Bringing novel innovative ideas to life

Neuroscientist and former psychotherapist

Artist and out of the box design thinker

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Ariel Garten

As the founder of Muse, she told the world you could control computers with your mind, and made that dream a reality. It’s like science fiction brought to life for anyone to enjoy.

A renaissance woman, Ariel studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto and worked in labs at Toronto’s esteemed Krembil Neuroscience Centre researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. No mere science nerd, Ariel was a fashion designer whose clothing opened Toronto Fashion Week and sold across North America; and her art work displayed at various prominent galleries. Ariel was also trained as a psychotherapist and had her own private practice, and ran a real estate business.

Today, as the co-founder of InteraXon, Ariel helps bring Muse, a brain fitness tool that helps you do more with your mind, to the masses. Muse senses your brain activity like a heart monitor senses your heart and sends that information to your phone or tablet – giving you real time feedback of what your brain is doing moment to moment.

Ariel’s unique combination of art, technology, business and neuroscience is integral to the design of Muse and to InteraXon’s unique approach to brain sensing technology and the world. Ariel understands and communicates both science and art in unique ways that inspire audiences with practical solutions and out of the box thinking that show you how you can accomplish your dreams. Ariel and Muse: the brain sensing headband are regularly lauded in global media, including CNN, Forbes, Popular Science, CNET, CNBC, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal Tech and many more, for creating what VentureBeat calls “the most important wearable of 2014″

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