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Sahar Yousef - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Sahar Yousef Sahar Yousef

Lecturer | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley


Cognitive neuroscientist


Areas of Expertise (2)

Human Productivity

Cognitive Neuroscience


Sahar Yousef is a cognitive neuroscientist and a lecturer at the Haas School of Business. Her 10-plus years of research on "making superhumans" sheds light on how to improve focus, memory, and overall human performance in as little as six weeks. Outside of the academic world, Yousef is the founder and managing director of Becoming Superhuman, a productivity training and consulting firm which teaches busy professionals how to get their most important work done, in less time, with less stress. Her work has been featured in Forbes and Business Insider.

Education (2)

University of California, Berkeley: PhD, Cognitive Neuroscience 2018

University of California, Berkeley: BA, Cognitive Science 2011

Media Appearances (2)

3 misconceptions about remote work and how to manage them

Chicago Tribune  online


Even after the pandemic, managers will need to address the disconnect between "work" and actual productivity. Sahar Yousef, a member of the professional faculty and a neuroscientist, has pioneered the idea Associate Dean for Learning Strategies of setting a "most important task" daily, a strategy that is particularly helpful for remote teams, she says.

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How This Cognitive Neuroscientist Uses Science To Increase Work Efficiency

Forbes  online


A training program created by neuroscientist Sahar Yousef, a neuroscientist, has made a bridge from the lab to the corporate world. Her program has been shown to improve focus, memory, energy levels, motivation, stress management, and the productivity of high-performers.

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