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Free will?

Free will? One of the experiments that didn’t make it into the Make Your Brain Work book is that of Benjamin Libet in the 1980s. At the time he was a neuropsychologist at the University of California. He wanted to find out the timings of a mental event and compare them to the timings of […]

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Want better resources?

Want better resources? If you are responsible for a team you’ll know the feeling of wishing you had more resources so you could achieve more. Maybe it is about meeting a deadline sooner, or coming up with more creative solutions to problems or even just getting the job done without the normal stress. It used […]

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Time for an insight

Insights are fantastic, like a little surprise gift. They occur when you don’t expect them. They help you solve something. Often you feel a little buzz when you get one. They are notoriously difficult to orchestrate though. Planning to have one, or trying to turn them on doesn’t work! Research by Mareike Wieth gives us […]

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Want to be a better mind reader?

Being able to take another person’s perspective, make mental models of others and understand another’s perspectives and beliefs is a valuable skill. The theory of mind (what psychologists call these skills) ability starts when we are about 4 years old and continues to develop throughout our life. It is important in empathy and in relating […]

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At last and it’s never too late!

At last and it’s never too late! Our executive functions are hugely valuable to us. The quality of them differentiates the people who achieve their goals from those who don’t. They separate the people who get promoted from those who don’t. They even are linked to distinguishing those who are happy from those who aren’t. […]

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Neuroscience under attack!

At the end of 2012 the New York Times published a great article highlighting one of the risks of neuroscience getting into the wrong hands. The writer talks about people who misrepresent the brain and neurochemicals. It is said that ‘today’s pop neuroscience, coarsened for mass audiences, is under a much larger attack.’ She raises […]

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Can I trust ‘Make Your Brain Work’?

When I read a book I like the things it says to be backed up. I like to know why the author is saying what they are. That way I feel like I have the power to make my own mind up about how I use what they are saying. Make Your Brain Work aims […]

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Who is Make Your Brain Work for?

Make Your Brain Work is for individuals who want to: Effectively lead and manage their lives Efficiently get the results they set out to achieve Be in control of their productivity It is especially ideal for professionals who: Are frustrated with surface level information or simply being told what to do Want flexibility in how […]

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Why write a book called ‘Make Your Brain Work’?

There are many brilliant people whose professional and personal lives are not quite living up to their expectations. They know they can do and be better and often feel they are just a whisper away from success that would mean so much to them. These are dedicated, hard working people. They are frustrated but hopeful. […]

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