A physician and brain imaging researcher, Dr. Keener is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the CEO and founder of Emodt health design. Emodt is the world’s first emotional digital therapeutic firm, where doctors, designers and big-data researchers alike, work together to design emotional health in multiple dimensions of our lives.
The human emotional experience immeasurably enriches our lives, and conversely can cause debilitating suffering. Previously thought to be the result of the gods, our parents or our surroundings, emotions are now shown through modern neuroscience to arise in distinct systems in the brain. What informs this, however, is a complex multi-dimensional web of interactions that occur in time and space, between body and mind, and in a rich social cognitive context that shapes and develops the structure of this very brain.