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How leading marketing pros train their brains, stay ahead of the curve

brain_circuitsThe Brainy Insight for B2B (Rene­gade Media):

We all know Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cers (CMOs) are extra­or­di­nar­ily busy peo­ple. They’re jug­gling strate­gic, tac­ti­cal, man­age­r­ial, ven­dor and cus­tomer chal­lenges, all while try­ing to stay ahead of the curve. This is where Read the rest of this entry »

The neuroscience of positive, vision-based coaching

Good coaches get results, respect, and awards. But what makes a coach or men­tor good?

One school of thought says they should hold their mentees to spe­cific per­for­mance bench­marks and help them reach those bench­marks by tar­get­ing their per­sonal weaknesses.

But new research sug­gests a dif­fer­ent tack—namely, to nur­ture a mentee’s strengths, aspi­ra­tions for the future, and goals for per­sonal growth. Indeed, Read the rest of this entry »

Beyond concussions: football-related hits impact brain’s white matter

football-playersBrains of Foot­ball Play­ers Don’t Fully Recover Dur­ing Off­sea­son, Study Finds (Edu­ca­tion Week):

Some foot­ball play­ers’ brains may not fully recover from hits endured even after six months of no-contact rest dur­ing the off­sea­son… imag­ing scans showed changes Read the rest of this entry »

To improve total health and fitness, let’s enhance brain functioning

brains-mindsSur­geon gen­eral says brain health ‘new fron­tier’ (ARNEWS):

Brain health is the “new fron­tier” in sci­ence said Lt. Gen. Patri­cia D. Horoho as she kicked off a two-day con­sor­tium on the topic. Tap­ping into the full poten­tial of the brain can Read the rest of this entry »

When was the last time you saw your brain? (That may change soon)

glass-brain-1200-990x556Fly­ing Through Inner Space (National Geographic):

It’s hard to truly see the brain. I don’t mean to sim­ply see a three-pound hunk of tis­sue. I mean to see it in a way that offers a deep feel for how it works. That’s not sur­pris­ing, given that the human brain is made up of over 80 bil­lion neu­rons, each branch­ing out Read the rest of this entry »

Combining Google Glass and mobile EEG headsets

PND-With-Glass-Front-1Per­sonal Neuro Seeks to Com­bine Google Glass with EEG (Medgadget):

What do you get when you mix Google Glass and EEG? That’s the ques­tion that the peo­ple at Ottawa-based Per­sonal Neuro (Devices) are on their way to answer­ing… Read the rest of this entry »

Is Autism Spectrum Disorder overdiagnosed?

Autism illustration1 in 68 Chil­dren Now Has a Diag­no­sis of Autism Spec­trum Dis­or­der. Why? (The Atlantic):

The stag­ger­ing increase in cases of ASD should raise more sus­pi­cion in the med­ical com­mu­nity about its mis­di­ag­no­sis and over­diag­no­sis than it does. The sci­ence stacks up in favor of catch­ing and treat­ing ASD ear­lier because it leads to bet­ter outcomes…What gets lost in the debate is Read the rest of this entry »

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