A glimpse into Tan Le’s new book ‘The NeuroGeneration’

Earlier this year Monash alumnus Tan Le released her new book called NeuroGeneration. US Alumni Manager John Crozier-Durham hosted an evening at Bluestone Lane Cafe in San Francisco where Tan was interviewed by Alexandra Kinloch.

Tan Le being interviewed by Alexandra Kinloch
Tan Le being interviewed by Alexandra Kinloch

Tan migrated to Australia as a refugee with her family in 1981 from Vietnam and was named 1998 Young Australian of the Year for her community work. She has been honoured by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a Young Global Leader since 2009.

Tan is recognised as one of the most influential pioneers in the emerging field of brain-computer interface. An inventor and entrepreneur, she is the founder and CEO of EMOTIV, a neuroinformatics company that has a mission to improve understanding of the human brain and to develop a platform for researchers, developers, and consumers around the world.

The company's non-invasive 'brainwear' reads and interprets brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects with mere thoughts.

Tan Le discusses her new book at Bluestone Lane, San Francisco.
Tan Le discusses her new book at Bluestone Lane, San Francisco.

It was an illuminating evening and very well attended. It was a great opportunity for the Monash alumni community in the Bay Area to come together. Flowing from Alexandra’s fantastic interview of Tan; robust questions came from the alumni audience who will no doubt be good custodians of the knowledge gleaned from the evening.

For anyone working in business, marketing, health, psychology, education, or sport, The NeuroGeneration is an extraordinary book. You can read more of Tan Le in an article published by Monash Lens called - Tan Le: An entrepreneur taking opportunity by the horns. 

If you’re interested in attending alumni events in San Francisco or staying connected, please contact John by emailing monashalumni@monash.edu.