I  have given hundreds of presentations 

to clubs, universities, professional meetings,

Royal Caribbean cruise line.

… also, toured as “Distinguished Lecturer”

for Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

To make arrangements for your venue, contact me at wrklemmATSIGNgmailDOTcom

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“Memory Medic”

I give keynote speeches in learning and memory. Example topics:

Memory in the Age of Google
Better Grades, Less Effort
Learning Skills Cycle
You Don’t Have to Be Stuck with a Bad Memory

For Students: Better Grades. Less Effort
Students will learn:

  • The principles that govern formation of lasting memory
  • Key learning strategies
  • Specific mnemonics and memory strategies
  • How to take notes
  • How to reduce the things that interfere with remembering (including stress, lifestyle factors),

For Teachers: What Teachers Can Do to Help Students Remember

Teachers will learn:

  • What the Learning Skills Cycle  is, its main components, and how to optimize teaching for each component.
  • How to give memorable lectures
  • How to create memorable PowerPoints
  • How to teach in ways that help students retain information long term
  • Group learning concepts and strategies
  • How to shift from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side.”

 “Aging Well” 

I give presentations on aging well. (I’ve been writing monthly columns for my local newspaper on this subject for over six years). Possible audiences: Seniors, boomers

Speech Topics:

10 Things Seniors Can Do to Stay Mentally Young

You may not be able to stop the aging clock, but seniors can surely slow it down. My talk provides 10 simple ways that every senior can use to help prevent the ravages of aging and to cope with those that seem unavoidable. In fact, you may wish you were told these things when you were young.

Seniors will learn:

  • Psychological adjustment to aging
  • Exercise strategies
  • Meditation  and stress-reduction techniques
  • Diet and supplement advice
  • Memory rejuvenation techniques

 “Science and Religion” 

Possible audiences: church groups, pastor events, philosophy events, college curriculum developers

Speech Topics

Triune Brain, Triune Mind, Triune Worldview

This presentation presents a one-of-kind overview based on my new book (Triune Brain, Triune Mind, Triune Worldview). Audience will for the first time be shown a new way to think about how their brain functions and spiritual views interact and mutually inform each other. The presentation will encourage and help readers who are concerned, conflicted, and confused about life’s meaning and purpose. The perpetual struggle with religious controversies is largely unhelpful and unnecessary. This book’s focus on the interface between neuroscience, mental health, and religion will help all readers think and feel anew in a mentally healthy way in pursuit of happiness, fulfillment, and spiritual wholeness.

Audience will learn:

  • Why evolution debate is a side-show: why it is neuroscience that has to be accommodated
  • Specific ways that neuroscience and religion can inform each other
  • How faith applies in science too
  • How I teach these ideas in a college course
  • Specifics related to such topics as  evolution of the brain, implications of early hominids, consciousness, abortion, near-death experiences,  religious implications of “spooky physics”
  • What a 21st Century religion might look like

“The Ghost in the Machine Materializes”

A general-audience presentation on mental biology, with emphasis on the currency of thought, consciousness (what it is, how it arises, what it does), sleep and dreaming, and how the new physics may revolutionize traditional neuroscience.

Originally sponsored by Sigma Xi, as part of its Distinguished Lecturer series. See news release of presentation

Other Current Topics

Science and Religion (maybe, depending on the venue) …  reminding people of faith what science knows and scientists what they don’t know

Armadillos, Wonders of Nature

Presentations in the past:

Several every year for 45 years, including:

General Public

  • Cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas
  • Numerous talks to seniors groups on aging
  • Student groups on learning and memory
  • National Security Agency
  • U.S. Air Force:  Numerous research and development presentations at Headquarters, U.S. Air Force Human Systems Division
  • Teacher professional development workshops, National Inst. Environmental Health Sciences; multiple school districts
  • Science teacher conferences, state and national, multiple presentations
  • Numerous invitations to speak on using computer conferencing in education in U.S. Europe, and Australia
  • Texas Middle School Association: most of last 10 years
  • National Science Teachers: most of last 10 years
  • Keynote Speaker, Learning and Brain Conference, San Francisco

Banquet speaker, Sigma Xi Chapters

  • Corpus Christi/Kingsville
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Beaumont, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Waco, Texas
  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Martin, Tennessee
  • Fairfield, CT
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Keynote Speaker, Conference on Consciousness, India
  • Society for Neuroscience: most years for the last 25 years
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and Medicine: about 15 annual meetings
  • American Physiological Soc.: about 10 annual meetings
  • Paris, France: Invited speaker, conference on “Temporal Coding in the Brain”
  • Archamps, France:  invitation to present computer confereing talks at Neurope Lab
  • Stockholm, Sweden: invited Co-chair, symposium on Glycoconjugates in Alcoholism
  • Holderness School, New Hampshire: invited participant, Gordon science conference on water.
  • Ramon y Cajal Center, Madrid, Spain: U.S. state department exchange scientist presentations
  • Prague, Czechoslovak Academy of Science: NSF exchange scientist presentations
  • Pecs, Hungary: NSF exchange scientist presentations
  • Toulouse, France: presentations at their College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Federal Republic of Germany: presentations at Federal Agricultural Center
  • Lubbock, Texas: presentation at annual convention of the Texas Association of Registrars
  • Dallas, Texas: presentation at American Association for Adult and Continuing Eduction
  • Oxnard, California: invited presentation, Gordon Conference on Alcohol
  • Ventura, California: invited presentation, Gordon Conference on Alcohol
  • Sarasota, Fl.: presentation on event-related potentials
  • Knoxville, TN: invited speaker and co-founder, Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Educastion
  • Steamboat Springs, CO.: invited speaker, conference on Neuroadaptive Mechanisms of  Alcohol
  • Chicago, IL.: presentation and Chairman, Session on Behavior, Federation Meeting

Sample Streaming Video Presentations

TEDx overview of my college course on “Neuroscience and Religion,” 18 mins


Stress and 10 Ways to copehttps://youtu.be/5HaIeLbKZ3Q

Selected course lectures from “Core Ideas in Neuroscience”

Introduction to Neuroscience: (part of an on-line college course)


Learning and Memory, parts 1 and 2: (part of an on-line college course)



Spooky Physics:” (part of an on-line college course)


TV station interview on memory improvement 
http://peer.tamu.edu/presentations.asp Click on “Memory Medic”

 … Discusses how I became interested in the subject of memory and becoming a neuroscientist, and discusses his new e-book         entitled, “Better Grades, Less Effort” which deals with practical techniques on improving long-term memory which helps students make better grades.

Short promotional on my book, “Atoms of Mind”

Scientific Method

http://peer.tamu.edu/presentations.asp Click on Scientific Method. Downloads a wmv file.
… Discussion of scientific method including hypotheses, experimental design, interpretation of results, and the drawing of conclusions.

Explanation of clinical trial research

Inquiry Learning
… Discussion of scientific method including hypotheses, experimental design, interpretation of results, and the drawing of conclusions.ck on Video part 1 (career advice) (16 minutes), part 2 (15 minutes). These download as wmv files
Part 1:  What Scientists Are Like: Common Misperceptions – This video presents one scientist’s impression of what the scientists are like that he has known over the last 50 years.
Part 2:  Inquiry Learning: How Scientists Think – The description should be: “This video summarizes the scientific method in terms of how scientists generate, approach, and study problems. Other features include discussion of three common interpretation errors and the role of theories in science.

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