Companies turn to brain games to tackle work stress (Fortune):
“As more and more jobs rely on knowledge work, creativity, and communication skills, it’s not enough to have workers sitting at their desks — they must also be mentally sharp, emotionally present, and free from distraction. The answer for some: brain training.
The fun, game atmosphere of My Brain Solutions helped Nationwide achieve another goal: making the employee assistance program Read the rest of this entry »
By: Shlomo Breznitz & Collins Hemingway
As with “expert,” the root of experience is “experiri,” a Latin word meaning “to try out.” People with a lot of experience should be willing to try new things, as their knowledge should provide more context and points of view, enable more exploration of an issue, and minimize risk with decisions. However, highly experienced people tend to fall into the habits of the past. Once we have accumulated a valuable base of knowledge, experience provides a useful shortcut for decision making. Relying on experience is very fast and very efficient, but it is also potentially very dangerous. Operating with the least effort possible, the brain retrieves whatever quickly seems to fit. We apply past patterns to the future. Rather than call upon its amazing creativity, too often the brain works as nothing but a huge storage bin of precedents.
Because “close is good enough” as our brain fills in the blanks, we Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Bilder will discuss Crowdsourcing Big Brain Data: The 90% Solution, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Dr. Robert Bilder is the Chief of Medical Psychology — Neuropsychology and Director of the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He is the Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Read the rest of this entry »
The CEO of Marbles: The Brain Store will provide an overview of What Brain Games Consumers Buy (in Marbles’ stores) and Why, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Lindsay started Marbles: The Brain Store in 2008 with the simple idea of finding the best brain games out there and Read the rest of this entry »
By: Silvia Damiano
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” — Oh The Places You’ll Go, Dr.Seuss.
The space between creativity and entrepreneurship is one of the most exciting areas unfolding in our modern world right now. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Judith C. Tingley, PhD
A rare aha moment in 2011 set me chasing new problem-solving research. The study Rational Versus Intuitive Problem-Solving: How Thinking ‘Off the Beaten Path’ Can Stimulate Creativity published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts stung me out of a spot of intellectual arrogance. From my perspective, John Dewey’s 19th century step-wise Read the rest of this entry »
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session yesterday on holistic brain health with clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, author of Save Your Brain. You can learn more about the full Brain Fitness Q&A Series Here.
Perhaps one of the best exchanges was: Read the rest of this entry »