About the Brainjo Academy

What is Brainjo?

Founded by Dr. Josh Turknett, Brainjo is dedicated to developing human potential through applied neuroscience – to use what we’ve learned about the brain to release the extraordinary intelligence in every brain, young and old.


What is The Brainjo Method?

The Brainjo Method is a system of instruction that integrates the science of neuroplasticity to optimize the learning process, and has been used to to teach thousands with no prior experience how to play music.

All courses in the Brainjo Academy use this method.

The Laws of Brainjo book

Interested in learning more about the science behind the Brainjo Method? 

If so, then check out the bestselling book, “The Laws of Brainjo: The Art & Science of Molding A Musical Mind.“?

“The Laws of Brainjo is the best explanation of the theory of skill building and the best presentation of a well-organized, practical method that can help the reader develop into a better musician than anything else I have ever encountered….No matter where you are in your musical journey, this book will help you get to the next level.”

— Dan Miller, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

What is The Brainjo Academy?

The aim of the Brainjo Academy is to provide neuroscience-based resources for developing and realizing the extraordinary potential inside every brain.

About Dr. Turknett

Dr. Turknett is a neurologist, 3-time bestselling author, award-winning musician, and sought after expert and speaker on brain health, learning, cognitive development and neuroplasticity.

He is the founder of Brainjo, and creator of the Brainjo Method of instruction. 

He currently also serves as the Chief Medical Officer for humanOS and President of Physicians for Ancestral Health.

To learn more about Dr. Turknett, visit jturk.net.

Dive Deeper

In addition to the aforementioned book The Laws of Brainjo, here are a few more ways to dig deeper into the story and mission of Brainjo:

The Intelligence Unshackled Podcast.

Hosted by Dr. Turknett, The Intelligence Unshackled Podcast explores how to optimize the health and function of the brain.

“How To Support Childhood Cognitive Development” – Interview for The Nourish Balance Thrive Podcast.

In this episode of the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast, Dr. Turknett is interviewed about how to support the intellectual and cognitive development of our children.

“Boosting Musical Brainpower” – Interview for Musicality Now

musicality now josh turknett interview

A wide ranging interview on the intersection of neuroscience and music, including many of the principles integrated into the Brainjo Method of instruction.

STEM TALK Podcast Interview

In this episode, Dr. Turknett is interviewed about his life in the sciences with Dr. Ken Ford and Dr. Dawn Kernigas. 

“How To Learn Music Faster” – Interview for The Becoming Superhuman Podcast.

In this episode of the “Becoming Superhuman,” host Johnathan Levi interviews Dr. Turknett about optimizing the musical learning process.

“Roswell Musician Harnesses Clients’ Brainpower” – Interview in The Atlanta Business Chronicle

Interview with Dr. Turknett about improving learning and cognitive performance in the workplace.

The Extraordinary Capacity of the ‘Ordinary’ Human Brain – Talk for DisruptHR

Talk for the “Disrupt HR” conference on the extraordinary potential inside every brain.

The Brainjo Origin Story – Interview in the Banjo Newsletter

Interview in the Banjo Newsletter about the origin story of Brainj