It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well - Rene Descartes

   
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The (Neuro) Science of Genius with Michio Kaku, Antonio Damasio, JoAnn Deak and Robert Krulwich

 What do originality and invention look like in the brain? In this interview with New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer as part of Big Think’s partnership with 92Y’s Seven Days of Genius series, neuroscientist Heather Berlin explains current research into creative “flow states”, examining what happens in the brain when rappers and jazz musicians improvise. […]

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Nine way to Learn More … Effectively, Enjoyably and Easily!

Use each letter of the words in the triangle to memorise the following 9 ways to learn more effectively, enjoyably and easily! 1. I Can – Believe it or Believe it not! As Henry Ford once said “Whether you believe you can do something or whether you believe you can’t you’re right!“. Decide to believe in yourself […]

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Neuroplasticity and the Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Have you ever driven into work and wondered how you got there? Have you ever heard a song in the morning and it stuck in your head all day? Have you ever thought you forgot someone’s name and then later that day, relaxing or watching television, their name suddenly popped into your head? These are […]

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A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind – adapted from Daniel Goleman’s linkedin page

A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind A steady dose of toxic energy from higher-ups will encourage valuable team members to update their résumés rather than their to-do lists. INFOGRAPHIC: Mindfulness practices to take control of workplace problems. Julie Mosow’s Harvard Business Review article, “Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team,” offered some useful, practical approaches to help […]

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What is Mindfulness?

When was the last time you simply sat and brought yourself into the present moment? Much of our lives can be spent living unconsciously, like driving to work in the morning and having no recollection of the journey. None of us really want to get to the end of our lives and realise that we […]

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Create an Extra-ordinary not Standardised Mind!

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The Emotional Life of the Brain by Richie Davidson PhD – World Renowned Scientist

Increasingly we are all realising the power our emotions have over our destiny and the quality of our lives and one solution most of us have heard about is “Emotional Intelligence”. However how many of us have heard about what part our brain plays in our emotions and can we manage these emotions using neuroplasticity? […]

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Managing Pain with the Power of the Mind by Emma Tracey BBC News

Vidyamala Burch is helping people in pain through the practice of “mindfulness”, the act of paying more attention to the present moment. But it took her many years to discover it for herself first. When people are having serious difficulties, it can bring out the extreme sides of people’s personalities, says Vidyamala Burch, a 55-year-old […]

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6 Ways to Increase Your Attention Span

Do you often find yourself distracted when you are trying to complete an important task? There are ways to learn to ignore distractions and improve your attention span.  Follow these six tips and you’ll be more focused before you know it! 1. Limit Time on the Internet The internet has become an integral part of […]

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The Coming Merging of Mind and Machine

The accelerating pace of technological progress means that our intelligent creations will soon eclipse us–and that their creations will eventually eclipse them In the 2020s neural implants will improve our sensory experiences, memory and thinking. By 2030, instead of just phoning a friend, you will be able to meet in, say, a virtual Mozam­bican game […]

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