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Drop the beat… neuroscience style

Most people enjoy music. Maybe we don’t all like the same kinds of tunes, but whether your prefer classical or country, RnB or rock, neuroscience research suggests that the part of the brain associated with highs from sex, drugs and (my weakness) chocolate also generates our pleasurable response to melodies and harmonies. This is the nucleus accumbens, [...]

By |2017-11-07T13:12:33+00:00December 20th, 2016|Mental Health, Research|0 Comments

What can neuroscience tell us about customer experience (CX)?

Ask anybody who sell anything — hotdogs, financial services, clothing — and they will say that the CX or customer experience is important. Customer experience or CX has replaced customer relationship management as the newest buzz term. Some have written the idea off as a fad, but — not so fast! As you’ll know from your [...]

By |2017-11-07T13:12:33+00:00July 8th, 2016|White Papers|0 Comments

How can mindfulness meditation make you a better leader?

A leader needs clear thinking, and mindfulness can help you achieve that. It's a tool, and a smart leader doesn't leave a useful tool in the box. Some people have the idea that mindfulness meditation is simply about emptying your mind. And if you are someone who is attached to the image of yourself as a thinker, [...]

By |2017-11-07T13:12:33+00:00June 30th, 2016|Jon Kabit-Zinn, Meditation, Mindful Leadership|0 Comments

Neuromagic: Why we are fooled by our own minds

We all know the mind can play tricks on us. But how? Australian magician Nicholas J. Johnson’s new show Deceptology explores what’s known as neuromagic — a field of study that explores why our brains are fooled by magic tricks. Johnson’s interest in neuroscience dates back to 2009 when he was hospitalised with a chronic [...]

By |2017-11-07T13:12:33+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Neuromagic|0 Comments

The neuroscience of habits

We all have habits — some good, some bad and some we don’t notice at all. Whether you are a grandparent or a teenager, many of daily actions are habits. Showering every day is a habit… but so is chewing your nails. However, research suggests that those of us who can’t switch from acting habitually [...]

By |2017-11-07T13:12:34+00:00June 14th, 2016|Decision Making|0 Comments

Can stress cause psychosis?

Sometimes a stressful day can make you feel like you are going crazy. Maybe you’re not wrong to feel that way… The hormone cortisol is released in response to stress, and researchers at James Cook University in Australia have found a link between levels of cortisol and psychosis. Zoltan Sarnyai, an associate professor at JCU, [...]

By |2017-11-07T13:12:34+00:00June 8th, 2016|Mental Health, Stress Reduction|0 Comments

How sleep helps us form memories

It has been know for a while that sleep is important for learning and long-term memory formation. What is less clear is how exactly this works. Despite much research, this is an issue that was only imperfectly understood. Now it seems that new neuroscientific research may have the answer. A study by neuroscientists at the University [...]

By |2017-11-07T13:12:34+00:00May 30th, 2016|Sleep|0 Comments

Mindfulness can help prevent depression

Mindfulness has its critics. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT was first developed by  Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBCT has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world, but some people are unconvinced. However, a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found that MBCT can help [...]

My brain made me do it! How neuroscience is used in the US justice system

For a number of years, scientists have studied brain and genetic abnormalities alongside crime. This work has produced some exciting findings, and some which have been used to argue for leniency in the justice system. We now know that certain genetic variations, such as monoamine oxidase, are linked to violent behaviour. The question is can [...]

By |2017-11-07T13:12:34+00:00May 30th, 2016|Crime and Criminal Justice, Research|0 Comments
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