We blend neuroscience and analytics to help you build high performing organizations
We combine our respective insights to create an interdisciplinary scientific juggernaut.
Our team at Neurozone® is made up of scientists with diverse expertise in the broad field of neuroscience:
- Dr Etienne van der Walt:
- Dr Mariza van Wyk:
- Dr Chrisna Swart:
- Cellular Neuroscientist
- Tyler Philips:
- Research Psychologist
- Madelein Dreyer:
- Biomedical Engineer
Our team has trained, worked, and conducted research at reputable local and international institutions, and we have authored several peer-reviewed publications in our respective disciplines.
Staying true to science drives everything we do
From this background of academic and institutional experience, our team is committed to upholding scientific integrity across all of our products. We also appreciate that delivering on Neurozone®’s principles of excellence and empathy means making science accessible to the people it benefits. So, simplifying accurate science for our clients is at the heart of the team’s agenda for building human resilience and High Performance Readiness.
A selection of our science
"The relationship between resilience and academic success among a sample of South African engineering students."
As part of our endeavor to build resilient and high-performing individuals and teams, we spent the past four years developing and validating the Resilience Index in partnership with the University of Cape Town and Tshwane University of Technology.
It is a reliable, valid measure and a paper outlining its development and validation has been published in the accredited journal, the International Journal of Testing.
The Resilience Index lies at the heart of our products. We also continuously curate the most recent and cutting-edge science in our fields, and beyond, to inform our research projects, our publications, and ultimately, our products.
The development and validation of the Resilience Index
This index highlights three novel findings specifically:
- It encompasses existing theoretical understandings of resilience but also includes two novel components: early-life stability and toxic stress
- The index applies to individuals from high-, middle-, and low-income contexts.
- It is the first to develop unique cut-off scores that classify individuals into low, moderate, or high levels of resilience.
This study investigated the relationship between the non-cognitive factor “resilience” and student success (academic performance, turnover intentions, brain-body optimisation) among South African university students.
We identified the behavioural predictors that underlie resilience and outline a framework for implementing behavioural interventions to enhance resilience and increase student success.
The relationship between resilience and academic success among a sample of South African engineering students
- Significant positive relationships between the Stress Mastery and Positive Affect components and academic performance
- A significant negative relationship between Positive Affect and turnover intentions
- Significant positive correlations between the brain-body optimization score and all three components of resilience