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Flowandpeakperformance. Reinvent Yourself. How To Motivate People: 4 Steps Backed By Science. Employees, spouses, kids — what does it take to get people motivated so you don’t have to nag them?

How To Motivate People: 4 Steps Backed By Science

Motivation is powerful. It predicts success better than intelligence, ability, or salary. Via The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People: When tested in national surveys against such seemingly crucial factors as intelligence, ability, and salary, level of motivation proves to be a more significant component in predicting career success. While level of motivation is highly correlated with success, importantly, the source of motivation varies greatly among individuals and is unrelated to success. – Bashaw and Grant 1994.

8 Great Motivating Messages That Guide Superstar Athletes. 7 Ways to Enhance Focus, Creativity, Productivity and Performance. Back in my corporate lawyer days, there was one guy who everyone hated. Not because he was mean or underhanded or cut-throat. The Power Of The Mind: How To Train Yourself To Be More Successful : Managing. How can you use the latest discoveries in brain science to improve your life?

The Power Of The Mind: How To Train Yourself To Be More Successful : Managing

Here are some techniques. November 02, 2011. How to Minimize Your Biases When Making Decisions - Robert F. Wolf. By Robert F.

How to Minimize Your Biases When Making Decisions - Robert F. Wolf

Wolf | 11:00 AM September 24, 2012 “There is always an easy solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” Little did he know it when he penned these words, but journalist H.L. Mencken was tapping into the very core of behavioral decision making and the need to understand and compensate for it. Every day, senior managers are tasked with making very significant strategic decisions for their companies, which usually require support by teams of internal and external experts and a heavy dose of research.

The Science Behind Consciously Controlling Your Immune System: The Mind-Body Connection. Is Your Life Out of Control? Blame Your Neurotransmitters. Is there an area of your life where you feel out of control?

Is Your Life Out of Control? Blame Your Neurotransmitters

Are you a shopaholic, chocoholic, caffeine addict, or worse? Do you get depressed for no apparent reason, feel overwhelmed by life, have trouble sleeping, or have negative thoughts that you just can’t shake? It’s very possible that you have a neurotransmitter imbalance. How Your Brain Cells Communicate There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain and these cells communicate with each other via brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Harness Your Mind's "Future Self" Bias to Make Better Decisions. How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? - NeuroRelay. Thanks for dropping by!

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? - NeuroRelay

We love to share neuromarketing news and because you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our Newsletter. It is fascinating the way our brains are hardwired to interpret the written words. The infographic below presents some insights about the connection between writing and the brain. Scientists have done studies on how we understand reading and writing, and they have found out about why stories help us remember information better than lists of facts and how our brains react to descriptive passages. Putting Your Brain into Active Mode at 4PM. As the sun begins its dip into early evening darkness these Fall days, our mood and mental energy seem to dip with them.

Putting Your Brain into Active Mode at 4PM

Known as the afternoon slump, or the brain-dead zone, most of us feel an urge to be in bed with a pillow over our heads rather than continuing on with our work obligations for another few hours. Be Brain Fit - Brain Health and Fitness for Life. Expanding Your Awareness. This play and display of attitudes, emotions, role- playing, and so on comes down to awareness.

Expanding Your Awareness

Every situation lends itself to expanding your awareness. The word expand doesn’t mean that awareness blows up like a balloon. Instead, we can break down awareness into quite specific areas. How to Improve Your Memory: Tips and Exercises to Boost Brainpower. Harnessing the power of your brain They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but when it comes to the brain, scientists have discovered that this old adage simply isn’t true.

How to Improve Your Memory: Tips and Exercises to Boost Brainpower

The human brain has an astonishing ability to adapt and change—even into old age. This ability is known as neuroplasticity. With the right stimulation, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and adapt and react in ever-changing ways. The brain’s incredible ability to reshape itself holds true when it comes to learning and memory. Dual N-Back Training for Intelligence. Enhancing the plasticity of the brain: Max Cynader at TEDxStanleyPark. Like it Or Not, Emotions Will Drive the Decisions You Make Today. Your emotions will drive the decisions you make today, and your success may depend upon your ability to understand and interpret them. When an emotion is triggered in your brain, your nervous systems responds by creating feelings in your body (what many people refer to as a "gut feeling") and certain thoughts in your mind. What is the Self?

The Simple Click - Brain Superpower. God is in The Neurons. Psychology Today. Www.caam.rice.edu/~yad1/miscellaneous/References/Neuroscience/Papers/Synapses/Plasticity/Metaplasticity - tuning synapses and networks for plasticity.pdf. Self-actualization. Self-actualization is a term that has been used in various psychology theories, often in slightly different ways.

Self-actualization

The term was originally introduced by the organismic theorist Kurt Goldstein for the motive to realize one's full potential. Expressing one's creativity, quest for spiritual enlightenment, pursuit of knowledge, and the desire to give to society are examples of self-actualization. Supernormal Stimuli: Is Your Brain Built for Porn, Junk Food, and the Internet? Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True? Last month, Brendan Nyhan, a professor of political science at Dartmouth, published the results of a study that he and a team of pediatricians and political scientists had been working on for three years.

Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True?

They had followed a group of almost two thousand parents, all of whom had at least one child under the age of seventeen, to test a simple relationship: Could various pro-vaccination campaigns change parental attitudes toward vaccines? Each household received one of four messages: a leaflet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating that there had been no evidence linking the measles, mumps, and rubella (M.M.R.) vaccine and autism; a leaflet from the Vaccine Information Statement on the dangers of the diseases that the M.M.R. vaccine prevents; photographs of children who had suffered from the diseases; and a dramatic story from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about an infant who almost died of measles. Nonconformity as Mental Illness - A Conversation with Dr. Dan Edmunds. Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses. Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness?

According to the newest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. How to Increase Blood Flow to the Brain: 8 Steps. Edit Article. How The Brain Rewires Itself. The Neuroscience of Emotions. New paradigms in effectiveness: Anshul Pathania at TEDxEMWS. How to Hack Your Brain. Mirror neuron. A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another.[1][2][3] Thus, the neuron "mirrors" the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting.

Such neurons have been directly observed in primate species.[4] Birds have been shown to have imitative resonance behaviors and neurological evidence suggests the presence of some form of mirroring system.[4][5] In humans, brain activity consistent with that of mirror neurons has been found in the premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area, the primary somatosensory cortex and the inferior parietal cortex.[6] Quantum mind. The quantum mind or quantum consciousness hypothesis proposes that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness, while quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and superposition, may play an important part in the brain's function, and could form the basis of an explanation of consciousness. Quantum mind–body problem.

Consciousness

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