About Matter Neuroscience

Matter was founded by neuroscientist Axel Bouchon, who previously led the venture arms for Moderna and Bayer; Ben Goldhirsh of GOOD Worldwide and the Goldhirsh Foundation; and Chris Shiflett of Faculty and Brooklyn Beta. 

Our first product is an iOS app designed to help you capture the best moments in your life, collect and reflect on your memories of good experiences, understand how those experiences affect you on a molecular level, and use your best memories to shape the life you want.

Learn more about Matter in Business Insider.

Our goal is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, starting now.

On a molecular level

Human experiences are driven by specific molecules, called neurotransmitters, in our brains. They shape how we feel, think, and act by helping us remember, learn, and grow. 

Activating these neurotransmitters makes us feel good, creates memories, and builds neuroplasticity in our brains. 

In the near-term, increases in neuroplasticity help us grow into smarter, more empathetic, and more creative humans. Over the long-term, higher levels of neuroplasticity correlate with longer, healthier, happier lives.

As individuals

We all have the same neurotransmitters in our brains to help us recognize and remember the experiences that make us feel good. What those experiences are is unique to each of us.  

But when we remember and reflect on a good experience, we can learn from it, repeat it, and improve on it. So, the positive emotions created by our neurotransmitters can serve as guides to help us live our best lives. 

As a collective

Our shared experiences — the things we do with each other and for each other — generate the most healthy neurotransmitter activity.

And as we grow smarter, more creative, and more empathetic, we have more capacity for connection and collaboration — for doing bigger and better things with and for each other.

We’re all better off and better prepared to build a future we all want to live in, together.

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