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The inner workings of the executive brain

The inner workings of the executive brain | Positive futures | Scoop.it
New research shows that the best business minds make decisions very differently than we thought.

Via Susan Bainbridge, Wise Leader™
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Insights from the field of neuro-imaging challenge accepted notions.

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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, April 29, 8:35 AM

Most of us assume that when we try to solve problems, we're drawing on the logical parts of our brains. But, in fact, great strategists seem to draw on the emotional and intuitive parts of their brain much more.

Pierre Gauthier's curator insight, April 29, 2:33 PM

This is an excellent summary of research on problem - solving and the brain.  Huge implications for all leaders.  And the role of attention control is undeniable. A good read. 

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, June 24, 1:06 PM

Good WSJ article on leadership and decision-making: "Take much of what you know about how  executives make decisions. Now, forget it." New brain research shows most of what we thought we know about executive decision making is wrong

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BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks

BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks is a 10-minute film and accompanying TED Book (ted.com/tedbooks) from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new research on how to best nurture children's brains from Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child and University of Washington's I-LABS, the film explores the parallels between a child's brain development and the development of the global brain of Internet, offering insights into the best ways to shape both. Made through a new crowd-sourcing creativity process the Moxie team calls "Cloud Filmmaking," Brain Power was created by putting into action the very ideas that the film is exploring: the connections between neurons, networks, and people around the world.


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The Science of Bad Neuroscience

The Science of Bad Neuroscience | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Oxford Neuroscientist Prof. Dorothy Bishop, or DeevyBee as she is known on Twitter, has performed an amazing open access lecture focusing largely on the misunderstanding of neuroscience. The talk is incredibly informative and digestible, even those with no understanding of neuroscience or psychology whatsoever will take a great deal away.


Via Luca Baptista, Sakis Koukouvis, Dimitris Agorastos
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9 Signs That Neuroscience Has Entered The Classroom | Edudemic

9 Signs That Neuroscience Has Entered The Classroom | Edudemic | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"There is often a big divide between what happens in the laboratory and the way laboratory findings are practically applied. The relationship between neuroscience research and education is no exception. While there are numerous educational products that claim to be based on neuroscience research (often quite dubiously so), the real impact of brain-based research on education has been much more subtle."

This article "highlights some of the key ways that neuroscience is changing the classroom of today for the better." Topics include: cognitive tutoring, later start time in high schools, individualized education, making learning fun, and much more.


Via Beth Dichter, Tom Perran, Jean-Luc Kastner
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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? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging is seen as the key to understanding everything we do, but, in their controversial new book, Sally Satel and Scott O Lilienfeld say this approach is misguided

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Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc: Paul Zak at the Future of StoryTelling 2012

"The emotionally charged story recounted at the beginning Dr. Paul Zak's film—of a terminally ill two-year-old named Ben and his father—offers a simple yet remarkable case study in how the human brain responds to effective storytelling."

 

Want to know how a dramatic story structure affects our brain chemistry and leads us to make donations? Then watch this very engaging and informative 5 minute video!

 

The video explains several neuroscience research projects that were conducted (don't worry - the video is NOT boring) about the effects a short dramatic story had on people's brains and behavior.

 

And it explains how to structure a story to make the biggest impact. I wish all scientist could do such a great job in explaining their work and its meaning. Enjoy!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Stanford studies monks' meditation, compassion

Stanford studies monks' meditation, compassion | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Stanford neuroeconomist Brian Knutson is an expert in the pleasure center of the brain that works in tandem with our financial decisions - the biology behind why we bypass the kitchen coffeemaker to buy the $4 Starbucks coffee every day.

 Can extending compassion to another person look the same in the brain as anticipating something good for oneself? And who better to test than Tibetan monks, who have spent their lives pursuing a state of selfless nonattachment?


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