The Power of Story

Recovery from illness and injury is a journey.
Charlie Atkinson’s journey of beating the odds against West Nile Virus infection is the alpha test for a revolution.

August 2012. Infection.

August 2012. Infection.

In August of 2012, Charlie Atkinson was bitten by a mosquito in the garden outside his home in Cambridge, Mass. With an incubation period of 2 to 14 days, only one in five people infected will develop symptoms, most commonly fever, body aches, joint aches and other relatively minor ailments. Less that 1% of infected individuals develop serious and at times fatal neurologic illness, including encephalitis and poliomyelitis. Charlie was one of them. Within a week, he was in a coma, and his predictions for recovery were dire.

December 2012. Becoming a smarter patient.

Mobilizing resources including smart technology to research cures and find affordable care at home.

The Atkinson Protocol

A 12-step framework for patients, caregivers, families, and friends to formulate plans and work effectively with healthcare providers.

Goals

Interests, Preferences, and Passions

Interests, Preferences, and Passions

Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships

Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships

The second step is to identify who’s on the team what each person can contribute and how best to do so.

Purpose and Mission

Purpose and Mission

The final step to setting health goals is to identify your purpose and mission — it can take some time to iron out between all of the roles, responsibilities, and relationships.

Christmas Letter 2016

     The Whole Brain Foundation

6 Clement Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138

617-528-8332  Cdatkinson3@gmail.com

www.TheWholeBrainFoundation.org

​​Dear Friends of Charlie,

My Merry Christmas 2016 present to you is the promise of a 3-D Whole Brain Artificial Mind as a Digital Prototype of “CharliesConceptualCube” for delivery December 25, 2017 to the whole team.

The 2-D Whole Brain Model has been enormously successful and has transformed the lives of millions worldwide.

I’m inviting my Friends to join in a fundraiser to transform the MOCKUP of the Whole Brain 3-D Artificial Mind of 2016 into a DIGITAL PROTOTYPE for Christmas 2017. I’m seeking to raise 100K for 2017 and asking you to collaborate.

You may send checks to Charles Atkinson, EdD, President and Founder, payable to The Whole Brain Foundation, Inc., at 6 Clement Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138 or donate online:  thewholebrainfoundation.org/donate

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The 2-D Whole Brain Mind

Graphic Including Creative Problem Solving Process

Charles Atkinson, EdD, Cambridge MA 02138 12/12/15

Merry Christmas 2016 and Happy New Year 2017!

I’m sending along a report of progress and a request for support for the mission and vision of The Whole Brain Foundation, Inc.

My 80th year has met all expectations. My recovery and rehabilitation has resulted in the invention of something new under the sun: a 3-D Whole Brain Artificial Mind that integrates Creativity in problem solving with Humanity and Technology. It will help Human Intelligence communicate with Artificial Intelligence.

I call it “CharliesConceptualCube.” CCC’s promise is to increase Human Intelligence many magnitudes by providing a tool to improve thinking in the three dimensions of Creativity, Humanity and Technology. It will change the paradigm for “thinking” for smarter persons and smarter phones. It is a common denominator and conceptual framework that builds on and improves upon the 2-D Whole Brain Model in our current logo.

This new improved mental framework has led to unexpected and astonishing successes. We now have a mockup on the dining room table that is constructed of cubes. It looks like the streets of Manhattan. Our strategy is to create a digital prototype that all can view, manipulate, and explore — right there on their smartphones.

It’s a “mindshot” moonshot. We’ve completed our initial organizational work, partially funded with member dues, in order to exploit this research breakthrough. We’re now a 501(c)(3) non-profit with an outstanding board of directors, advisors and staff. They serve on a volunteer, part-time or free-lance basis. Paid workers wait in the wings — ready to go in 2017 when we will seek research contracts after raising our seed capital.

I’m able to provide examples of the successful startup proof of concept projects already completed in individual health competencies. There are many candidates for future projects that integrate Creativity with all groups of Humanity and all layers of Technology. Enclosed is an executive summary, in outline form, that highlights our progress in 2016, and identifies specific program initiatives. Information is provided on how to contribute: You may send checks to Charles Atkinson, EdD, President and Founder, payable to The Whole Brain Foundation, Inc., at 6 Clement Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138. Or donate online:

thewholebrainfoundation.org/donate

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The 3-D Whole Brain Artificial Mind

Mock-up of CharliesConceptualCube

Charles Atkinson, EdD, Cambridge MA 02138 12/21/16

Questions you may have about The Whole Brain Foundation, Inc.

  1. PASSION: What are your Passionate Interests?To create a new tool for thinking about thinking behaviorally — a picture-able, programmable, identifiable and connectable 3-D Whole Brain Artificial Mind. I call it: “CharliesConceptualCube”. (CCC)
  2. MISSION: What are your Goals and Mission?To invent this new tool for thinking, or CCC, I must first realize the spatial roadmap problem-solving process from the back to front of the brain dimension for Creativity; second, provide a left to right horizontal dimension for the identifiable networks of Humanity; third, map the bottom to top vertical hierarchy of knowledge interconnections of Technology. The 3-D Whole Brain Artificial Mindis a common denominator conceptual framework. It will add pattern-recognition to alphanumeric thinking and computer processing for five billion humans and as many smartphones by 2020.
  3. VISION: What is your Vision and Strategic Plan? “CharliesConceptualCubeis now a mock-up with eight 5x5x5 Rubik’s Cubes configured as an imaginable city — with a dome, streets, buildings, three dimensions, five divisions, six directions, and eight buildings plus basements yielding 1000 rooms. The CCCDigital Prototype (DP) will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to build an Artificial Mind (AM). Each room is a memory palace that augments Human Intelligence (HI). The DP is the most critical step in developing and sharing CCC.
  4. CONSTRUCTION: What is your Budget and Use of Proceeds for Seven Program Initiatives?With $100,000 in seed capital in 2016 to prepare for obtaining $1,000,000 in 2017, we will pursue:
  5. Research: Continue the 3-D exploration of the Conceptual Framework for the Human Mind – a tool to improve thinking with Creativity and the connection between Humanity and Technology. CCCis the research result of startup proof of concept projects —— successful health, learning, and business applications — for individual, social, organizational, political and civilizational problems, challenges and opportunities.
  6. The Directors, Officers and Advisors: Charles Atkinson, President and Founder; Malcolm Mackay JD, Russell Reynolds Managing Director; Gene Keluche, MBA Chairman Native American Sports; Buks Moolman, CPA,CA(SA), ACA(CA)SA), CGMA, Treasurer; Advisors: John Winthrop, MBA, Malcolm Peabody MBA IssueOne, Charter Schools Washington, DC; Andrew Farrar, Entrepreneur; Tyler Richard AB Harvard Teaching Fellow; Francis deMarneffe, MD President Emeritus McLean Hospital.
  7. Staff and Member Services: Kiara Barrow, Chief Operating Officer; Allison Cook, Chief of Staff; Jen Matheson, Executive Assistant; Nolan Watts, Director, Health Competencies; Yanique Montille, Director, Finance and Administration; Lauren Hawkins, Director of Development; Salesforce.org nonprofit enterprise qualified; Microsoft TechSoup Donation Program; Timothy Burke and Chris Bulens, JD, CPA
  8. The Book: “CharliesConceptualCube”CCC The 3-D Whole Brain Artificial Mind
  9. Social Media: TheWholeBrainFoundation.org, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
  10. Products: A digital prototype of CCC, envisioned as the streets and buildings of Manhattan, configuration of eight cubes; learning how-to learn and think curriculum; a database learning system platform; simulations, games and toys; and a set of standards to be co-developed and shared through a consortium.
  11. Contracts and Projects: The MacArthur Foundation, 100&change (7,084 registrants, we are one of 1784 proposals accepted, winners announced December 6, 2016); XQAmerica – Rethink American Schools – we were selected to compete; 10 proposals won. AI 100 – second round 800. All Competitors will be offered the 3-D Whole Brain Artificial Mind DP for CCC as a tool for Creative problem solving to connect Humanity and Technology
  12. EXECUTION: How to donate?Please give generously with a check to: The Whole Brain Foundation, Inc., Charles Atkinson, EdD, at 6 Clement Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138 IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit) or give securely online:

thewholebrainfoundation.org/donate

I look forward to hearing from you and meeting in the New Year to discuss the many ways we can change the world for the better.

Cheers,
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Charles Atkinson EdD
President and Founder
The Whole Brain Foundation, Inc.
6 Clement Circle
Cambridge, MA 02138

cdatkinson3@gmail.com
617-528-8332

Team2016 Member Dues and Donations

Members

  • Allerton Cushman, Jr, 2011, $5000;
  • Susan Kidney, 2015, $5000;
  • Charles Atkinson, $5000;
  • Malcolm Peabody, $1250;
  • Sam Atkinson, $1000;
  • John Winthrop, $300;
  • Richard Chute, $250;
  • Heidi Ames, $200;
  • Dan Hogan, $200;
  • Fred Mudge, $100;
  • Tim Burke, $100;
  • David and Jean Nathan, $100;
  • Helen Atkinson, $100;
  • Tom Atkinson, $100;
  • Tuyet Atkinson Hurst, $100;
  • Pat Rioux, $100

                   With Watson and Atkinson, the world and the mind are…

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Network For Good

Help Build a Visual Representation of the Mind as a Digital Prototype: The3DMind

Help Build a Visual Representation of the Mind as a Digital Prototype: The3DMind

The Whole Brain Foundation is raising funds to support research on a Framework Tool and Curriculum to Think with Pattern Recognition

On March 21, 2017, 15 people gathered in Cambridge to solidify the framework requirements for a visual representation of the mind as a digital prototype.Progress continued since that gathering, and at a May Day event this month, we celebrated the first Digital Prototype of The3DMind.

Our principal investigator, Hugh O’Donnell, Professor of Painting at the School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, and his student, Hyoseok Kahng, helped us build this prototype using Google SketchUp Pro 2017.

We’re now turning this visual representation of the workings of the mind into an interactive pattern recognition user interface. It will serve as a connection tool between the brain and body, and between the mind and computer.

To better conceptualize what this means, think how Windows, iPhone, Android, or any other Internet Operating System serves as a hub for other applications, to run on the World Wide Web with applications like Word, Excel, Facebook, Twitter and even Uber. There is little that these hubs cannot do. With the Framework of The3DMind visualized as a city that mirrors the way the brain intuitively works with both language and pattern recognition, people will improve control of their own thinking processes.

Why is this important? The next stage in the development of the digital prototype is to make it interactive, so that we will all be able to explore first-hand the benefits of this tool. Think about it. When we can virtually touch and manipulate it ourselves, then we’ll understand the promise of The3DMind for visualizing categories of people and things, for organizing layers of knowledge and imagining next steps in the past, present and future.

Your championing this phase of the project will enable us to solicit grants from foundations and innovative research groups. Corporations will provide opportunities for Demonstration Projects. Our future lies in the inevitable emergence of three-dimensional artificial intelligence, augmented reality and machine learning that is transforming our world. The3DMind will assure that the human brain and body are critical aspects of this augmented, virtual and mixed reality.

What do we need from you? Currently, our start-up expenditures are $3,000 per month. Generous gifts of $10 to $100 or even more $1,000 or even more will help cover these operating expenses and allow us to continue prototype development iteratively to prepare and market proposals for grants and contracts. We are grateful for every contribution you extend during this May and June Campaign. Our giving page is on our website TheWholeBrainFoundation.org/donate.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation by sending a check payable to The Whole Brain Foundation, Inc.

Cheers

CharlieCharles Atkinson, EdD

President and Founder

The Whole Brain Foundation, Inc.

6 Clement Circle

Cambridge, MA 02138-4244

617.528.8332

charlie@TheWholeBrainFoundation.org

TheWholeBrainFoundation.org

Problems, Challenges, and Opportunities

Problems, Challenges, and Opportunities

Developing a strategy requires an honest analysis of the problems, challenges, and opportunities facing the road to recovery.

Interests, Preferences, and Passions

Interests, Preferences, and Passions

The first step to setting your goals is to identify interests, preferences, and passions.

Welcome to The Whole Brain Foundation. <br> We are on a mission to revolutionize healthcare.

Welcome to The Whole Brain Foundation.
We are on a mission to revolutionize healthcare.

Recovery from illness and injury requires the whole team.
When providers, patients, caregivers, and friends work together, they are more effective than when they work apart.

Our work is based on The Atkinson Protocol

Healthcare systems currently lack a method for helping patients and families form plans and manage complex treatments. The Atkinson Protocol is a 12-step framework that helps guide patients and families from illness and injury through recovery.

We conduct educational research to unlock the personal health potential in all of us.

We learned how to beat the odds against a devastating illness and recovery. You can learn too.

August 2012. Infection.

August 2012. Infection.

In August of 2012, Charlie Atkinson was bitten by a mosquito in the garden outside his home in Cambridge, Mass. With an incubation period of 2 to 14 days, only one in five people infected will develop symptoms, most commonly fever, body aches, joint aches and other relatively minor ailments. Less that 1% of infected individuals develop serious and at times fatal neurologic illness, including encephalitis and poliomyelitis. Charlie was one of them. Within a week, he was in a coma, and his predictions for recovery were dire.

December 2012. Becoming a smarter patient.

Mobilizing resources including smart technology to research cures and find affordable care at home.

Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships

Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships

The second step is to identify who’s on the team what each person can contribute and how best to do so.

Purpose and Mission

Purpose and Mission

The final step to setting health goals is to identify your purpose and mission — it can take some time to iron out between all of the roles, responsibilities, and relationships.