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Archive for September 2015

Barbara Oakley – Learning to Learn

If you’re not sure about the staying power of the world-wide interest in practical applications of neuroscience to build better lives, talk to Dr. Barbara Oakley. Her course on Learning to Learn has reached over a million people and is still gaining momentum. I recently took Barbara’s outstanding MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on Coursera and was mesmerized by her obvious enthusiasm for her work. Barbara had a chance to indulge our “geek girl” tendencies as we talked about the brain, plasticity and intentional brain transformation (another term for “learning.”)

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Podcast: Learning to Learn: Barbara Oakley

If you’re not sure about the staying power of the world-wide interest in practical applications of neuroscience to build better lives, talk to Dr. Barbara Oakley. Her course on Learning to Learn has reached over a million people and is still gaining momentum.

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Past Event – Brain Matters 2015 – Pushing the Genius Button: How to awaken your inner genius using neuroscience (Nov 10-11)

If you’ve been following this website, you probably know that we have an outstanding collection of experts in the field of human performance joining us online for Brain Matters 2015. I am privileged to be sharing our virtual stage with folks like Marshall Goldsmith, Bill Jenson, Jay Cross, Steve Haskin, Patricia Marx, Lois Zachary and…

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Where Does Genius Come From?

The term “genius” is perhaps the most over-used and under-comprehended term in the English language. In the 14th Century, someone’s “genius” was thought to be an external force guiding one’s creative endeavors – usually an angel.

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Snakes and the Brain

Like all other life on this planet, humans evolved in order to survive, and our brains have become spectacular survival machines. By understanding the threats our earliest ancestors faced in our early history, we can understand why our brains function the way they do today.

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