Josh Turknett, MD Principal Consultant

Joshua Turknett, M.D., is a board-certified neurologist who leads the firm’s neuroscience and learning initiatives. Dr. Turknett has practiced in the Atlanta area for the past twelve years and is also a clinical researcher, best-selling author, musician, medical editor of the Journal of Evolution and Health, a leading voice in the ancestral health movement, and the founder of Brainjo, a company that uses the science of learning and neuroplasticity to create optimized learning systems.

 Dr. Turknett received his Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience from Wesleyan University and his MD from Emory University. He completed his residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is an Atlanta native and is the son of Bob and Lyn Turknett, co-founders of Turknett Leadership Group. He lives in Roswell, Georgia, with his wife and two children. 

Dr. Turknett has over two decades of experience in the field of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience and now brings that expertise to Turknett Leadership Group team to integrate behavioral neuroscience into TLG’s existing services and to develop neuroscience-driven learning solutions based on the Brainjo Method. Dr. Turknett will lead the incorporation of the neuroscience of learning into coaching programs, assessment, and culture change processes, and will help assure that leadership development programs, whether individual, classroom-based, or web-based, result in “learning that sticks.” 

He is also partnering with TLG to create the Turknett Center for Elite Cognition, a new initiative to develop comprehensive programs for optimizing cognitive performance, creativity, and idea generation at both the individual and organizational levels. As artificial intelligence becomes more important and pervasive, companies that thrive will be those that maximize their collective human intelligence and uniquely human capabilities. 

Career Highlights

  • TLG Consultant- Cognitive Performance & Learning Design
  • Founder, Turknett Center for Neurology & cognitive Enhancement
  • President Physicians for Ancestral Health
  • HumanOChief medical Officer & Learning Engineer

Areas of Specialization

  • Neurologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Writer
  • Musician
  • Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience
  • Incorporation of the neuroscience of learning into coaching programs, assessment, and culture change processes

Unique Attributes

  • Emory University School of medicine MD
  • Wesleyan University- Bachelor’s Degree Neuroscience
  • Banjo Player, interest in banjos of every kind
  • Brainjo Center for Cognitive Enhancement, a new initiative to develop comprehensive programs for optimizing cognitive performance, creativity, and idea generation at both the individual and organizational levels
  • Published works include The Law of Brainjo, The Migraine Miracle, Keto Migraine