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'Power naps' may boost right-brain activity - CNN

'Power naps' may boost right-brain activity - CNN | Brain Science | Scoop.it
'Power naps' may boost right-brain activityCNN(Health.com) -- We've all been there: After struggling over a problem for hours, we rest our eyes for a few minutes and suddenly the answer is lying before us, clear as day.
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Quiz Yourself: Do You Lead with Emotional Intelligence?

Quiz Yourself: Do You Lead with Emotional Intelligence? | Brain Science | Scoop.it
Rate yourself on five key dimensions, and see how you compare with others.
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3 Ways to Make Less Biased Decisions

3 Ways to Make Less Biased Decisions | Brain Science | Scoop.it

Unconscious bias – judgments and behaviors toward others that we’re not aware of – is everywhere in our lives.The good news is that there are things that we can do to mitigate the negative impact of biases on our organizational decision-making. First, by realizing and accepting that we all have bias, we can learn to watch for it in ourselves and help others who work with us to do the same.  When we are on the lookout for biases, they are less likely to blindly dictate our decisions. Second, we have to develop tactics that help us make decisions more consciously. There are three types of approaches that can help: priming; reorganized structures and systems; and new forms of accountability.


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THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN | The Role of the Conscious | PBS

http://pbs.org/thebrain Premieres Wednesdays, October 14-November 18, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS. David describes some situations where the unconscious ...
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Study finds emotional intelligence is key to achieving ‘flow’ in musical performance

Study finds emotional intelligence is key to achieving ‘flow’ in musical performance | Brain Science | Scoop.it
Researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London have discovered that emotional intelligence is a key factor for successful musical performance.
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How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014

How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014 | Brain Science | Scoop.it
The key to accomplishing more at work isn't working more. It's working smarter. Here are 10 tips for using your precious mental energy wisely.
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Dr. Norman Doidge ,"The Brain That Changes Itself" full show

Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Norman Doidge talks about an astonishing new science called neuroplasticity, which is overthrowing the centuries-old noti...
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3 Ways To Be An Effective Self-Leader - Fast Company

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I had to re-examine the concepts of self-leadership recently when I spent a year improving my health with the help of my good friend, fitness expert Tim Kearin.
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What Multitasking Does To Your Brain

What Multitasking Does To Your Brain | Brain Science | Scoop.it
Having 20 tabs open on your laptop while Snapchatting with your best friend eating a sandwich and listening to Taylor Swift is overwhelming. And makes...
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Ability To Delay Gratification Linked With Brain's Hippocampus - Huffington Post

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Ability To Delay Gratification Linked With Brain's Hippocampus
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The reason why some people are better able to delay gratification could have something to do with the brain's hippocampus, according to a new study.
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'Reboot' Your Brain and Refresh Your Focus in 15 Minutes or Less - Entrepreneur

'Reboot' Your Brain and Refresh Your Focus in 15 Minutes or Less - Entrepreneur | Brain Science | Scoop.it
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Ever wish you could hit the reset button on your brain the way you do when you reboot your computer?
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Hardwiring happiness into the brain - Washington Times

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Washington Times Hardwiring happiness into the brain Washington Times ARCATA, Calif., October 21, 2013 – Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson says the human brain has evolved to sort for and focus on negative experiences, but with intention and discipline...
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I'm Okay And You're Not - The Science

I'm Okay And You're Not - The Science | Brain Science | Scoop.it
If you talk to social scientists, egoism and narcissism appear are on the rise while empathy is on the decline.
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Quick decisions may lead to decreased empathy. 

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10 Things Super Successful People Do During Lunch

10 Things Super Successful People Do During Lunch | Brain Science | Scoop.it
Before you spend another lunch scarfing down food at your desk with your eyes glued to your computer screen, here's some food for thought.
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12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership

12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership | Brain Science | Scoop.it
At the heart of great leadership is a desire to serve others, to empower them and foster their success. Here are 12 phrases that every leader should be saying--a lot.
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Beyond Bias in decision making

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In a hyperconnected world, where poor decisions can multiply, breaking free of unconscious bias has never been more important. A biased decision can set off a crisis or render a company vulnerable. Biases are nonconscious drivers — cognitive quirks — that influence how people see the world. They appear to be universal in most of humanity, perhaps hardwired into the brain as part of our genetic or cultural heritage, and they exert their influence outside conscious awareness. You cannot go shopping, enter a conversation, or make a decision without your biases kicking in. On the whole, biases are helpful and adaptive. They enable people to make quick, efficient judgments and decisions with minimal cognitive effort. But they can also blind a person to new information, or inhibit someone from considering valuable options when making an important decision.


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8 Ways to Use Emotional Intelligence and Make Lasting Connections - Entrepreneur

8 Ways to Use Emotional Intelligence and Make Lasting Connections - Entrepreneur | Brain Science | Scoop.it
It's time to stop tinkering with the iPhone and start tapping into your emotional abilities.
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7 Types Of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best

7 Types Of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best | Brain Science | Scoop.it
Just as you eat a balanced diet for health, you can create optimal brain function by offering your mind the right mix of experiences. Here are the seven you need.
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Seth Godin on the Difference Between Leadership and Management

Bestselling author Seth Godin says that "Management and leadership are totally different things. You think you are being a leader, but you are probably being...
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BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks

Directed by @tiffanyshlain "BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks" is the third cloud film in the "Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change" series. All...
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Social connections matter more than wealth—and your brain knows it

Social connections matter more than wealth—and your brain knows it | Brain Science | Scoop.it
Matt Lieberman, a distinguished social psychologist and neuroscientist, basically won the lottery. This past summer, he was offered three million dollars for an academic position—one million in raw income and two to do lab research.
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Napping your way to the top: why your brain needs sleep to maintain memories - The Bowdoin Orient

Napping your way to the top: why your brain needs sleep to maintain memories - The Bowdoin Orient | Brain Science | Scoop.it
Napping your way to the top: why your brain needs sleep to maintain memories
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But sleep is ubiquitous throughout the animal kingdom. Even marine mammals who must surface to breathe will sleep, albeit one brain hemisphere at a time.
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Why focus is the key to success - Los Angeles Times

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Why focus is the key to success
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A psychologist, former science journalist at the New York Times and author of the bestselling book "Emotional Intelligence," Goleman appears to have the measure of his readers.
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3 Ways Your Emotional Brain Can Help You Communicate with Your Partner - PsychCentral.com (blog)

3 Ways Your Emotional Brain Can Help You Communicate with Your Partner - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Brain Science | Scoop.it
3 Ways Your Emotional Brain Can Help You Communicate with Your Partner PsychCentral.com (blog) 3 Ways Your Emotional Brain Can Help You Communicate with Your Partner Jean Houston, a teacher and philosopher, talks about how living conditions over...
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Leadership Consciousness - Forbes

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Leadership Consciousness
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For almost twenty years, my work has given me the opportunity to help people who want to live and lead at a higher level.
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How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness | Brain Science | Scoop.it
The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together."
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Interesting article about how we tend to focus on the negative. 

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