Rex Jung is a leading scientist in the emerging field of positive neuroscience, the study of what the brain does well. His groundbreaking research led to the first model describing a network of brain regions critically linked in the service of intellectual pursuits, known as the Parieto-Frontal Integration Theory (or “P-FIT”). Over the last several years, he has turned his attention to the manifestation of creativity in the brain—a cognitive capacity perhaps critically dependent upon, yet distinctly different, from intelligence.
The author of over 40 scientific publications, Jung’s research has been widely featured in popular media outlets including CNN, BBC, Psychology Today, New Scientist, The New York Times, and Newsweek. A clinical neuropsychologist by training, Jung is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.