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4 Smart Tips to Reverse Workplace Brain Drain

4 Smart Tips to Reverse Workplace Brain Drain | Brainy | Scoop.it
“Here’s news that smarts: Our brains can start to power down in our early 40s. That is, the complex mental processes we rely on to be our sharpest selves professionally could dull over time.”
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Remember the five-minute break! It helps!
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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? ~ NY Times

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? ~ NY Times | Brainy | Scoop.it
by Jennifer Kahn"Once a small corner of education theory, S.E.L. has gained traction in recent years, driven in part by concerns over school violence, bullying and teen suicide. But while prevention programs tend to focus on a single problem, the goal of social-emotional learning is grander: to instill a deep psychological intelligence that will help children regulate their emotions."For children, Brackett notes, school is an emotional caldron: a constant stream of academic and social challenges that can generate feelings ranging from loneliness to euphoria. Educators and parents have long assumed that a child’s ability to cope with such stresses is either innate — a matter of temperament — or else acquired “along the way,” in the rough and tumble of ordinary interaction. But in practice, Brackett says, many children never develop those crucial skills. “It’s like saying that a child doesn’t need to study English because she talks with her parents at home,” Brackett told me last spring. “Emotional skills are the same. A teacher might say, ‘Calm down!’ — but how exactly do you calm down when you’re feeling anxious? Where do you learn the skills to manage those feelings?”"A growing number of educators and psychologists now believe that the answer to that question is in school. George Lucas’s Edutopia foundation has lobbied for the teaching of social and emotional skills for the past decade; the State of Illinois passed a bill in 2003 making “social and emotional learning” a part of school curriculums. Thousands of schools now use one of the several dozen programs, including Brackett’s own, that have been approved as “evidence-based” by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, a Chicago-based nonprofit. All told, there are now tens of thousands of emotional-literacy programs running in cities nationwide."The theory that kids need to learn to manage their emotions in order to reach their potential grew out of the research of a pair of psychology professors — John Mayer, at the University of New Hampshire, and Peter Salovey, at Yale. In the 1980s, Mayer and Salovey became curious about the ways in which emotions communicate information, and why some people seem more able to take advantage of those messages than others. While outlining the set of skills that defined this “emotional intelligence,” Salovey realized that it might be even more influential than he had originally suspected, affecting everything from problem solving to job satisfaction: “It was like, this is predictive!”
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How Does Music Affect the Brain?

How Does Music Affect the Brain? | Brainy | Scoop.it
Amidst the fanfare that the modern world is so used to, there is a gloomy corner carved out of the side effects of the same modernity.
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keep the music on!

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The Brain from Top to Bottom Blog – Intermediate Level » The Brain’s Default Network

The Brain from Top to Bottom Blog – Intermediate Level » The Brain’s Default Network | Brainy | Scoop.it
The Brain from Top to Bottom Blog – Intermediate Level - Intermediate blog for The Brain from Top to Bottom website (The Brain’s Default Network http://t.co/fo7m2siOF2)...
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The Neuroscience of Safety

The Neuroscience of Safety | Brainy | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience of Safety, by NeuroSAFETY: Understanding the brain to achieve optimal safety outcomes (RT @NeuroSafety: The Neuroscience of Safety is out!
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Breastfeeding article is amazing!

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Short-term meditation linked to increased blood flow in the brain, increased attention, and better self-regulation

Short-term meditation linked to increased blood flow in the brain, increased attention, and better self-regulation | Brainy | Scoop.it
“A recently released study has shown that a form of meditation called integrative body-mind training (IBMT) can produces significant changes in the brain af ...”
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Los niños hacen pruebas en Finlandia desde preescolar

Los niños hacen pruebas en Finlandia desde preescolar | Brainy | Scoop.it
“ Los niños hacen pruebas en Finlandia desde preescolar”
Via Angel Pio Gonzalez Soto, juandoming
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Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation

Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation | Brainy | Scoop.it
Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists have now succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved.
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Mindfulness!
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Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind? | Brainy | Scoop.it
Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind? http://t.co/4dEYS3A5OH
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A great article to read and consider "perspective"... Just the brain? It´s not enough...

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Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing

Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing | Brainy | Scoop.it
When a song triggers both anticipation and reward, it moves us like nothing else. (Interesting!
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Wonderful article, Produce dopamine, guys!

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How To Be Creative When Your Brain Doesn’t Want To Play

How To Be Creative When Your Brain Doesn’t Want To Play | Brainy | Scoop.it
Here are 12 proven ways to be creative when your brain doesn't want to come out and play. To be creative, you need to start looking at where worlds collide.
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