At a certain point in human evolution, uncertainty equaled death; it’s no wonder, then, that human beings today are a little fearful of jumping into the unknown. Unfortunately, our desire to play it safe is a surefire block to creativity and innovation. If we are to thrive in a rapidly changing world, we must learn to change with it. In this energetic talk, neuroscientist Beau Lotto explains why perception is our biggest barrier to creating change, and how we can overcome our fears to unlock our true adaptive potential. Audiences will walk away with a newfound desire to step into uncertainty -- in love, life, and work -- and thrive.