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Posts by Margie Meacham

Why the Holidays Can Make You Cry (And what you can do about it)

I don’t know about you, but I’m always incredibly busy this time of year. Most of my clients operate on a calendar year that requires all projects to be completed and paid for by December 31. That means that just when everyone is starting to take days off to be with their families, I am crunching through long days to complete deliverables ahead of the deadline.

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Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus?

SPOILER ALERT: If you believe in Santa Claus, you might not want to read any further!!!
What do Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Leprechauns, Unicorns and my “lucky” putter all have in common? They are all examples of “magical thinking.”

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Top Blog Announcement

Learningtogo Blog Receives Global Recognition from Feedspot Thanks to the support of my readers, this blog is now one of the Top Neuroscience Blogs on the Internet, according to Feedspot. The service curates thousands of blogs, podcasts, YouTube channels and websites based on the value of their content and the engagement that content generates across…

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When Will AI Stop Being “Artificial?”

The Singularity is a term you’ll find in science and in science fiction. It was coined by mathematician John von Neumann to define a theoretical moment when the artificial intelligence of computers surpasses the capacity of the human brain. The term is borrowed from physics and quantum mechanics, where the term gravitational singularity is used in the study of black holes. These events are…

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We Think – Therefore We Learn. Why Psychology is Still Relevant in the Age of Neuroscience

Nearly everything we thought we knew about the human brain changed when we started putting live subjects into functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines (MRIs) about 15 years ago. You might think that with the invention of the fMRI and other brain imaging technologies psychology has gone the way of phrenology and other pseudo-science, but this is not the case.…

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Risk and the Brain – The Neuroscience of Risk Management

What does your brain know about calculating risk? I’ll be talking about the Neuroscience of Risk Management with the members of The CPCU Society on September 8. In this presentation, we’ll discuss: How the human brain evaluates risk Why the human brain is such a poor instrument for judging risk The difference between perceived and…

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