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Four “Inside Out” insights to discuss and improve our kids’ emotional lives (and our own)

Inside-Out.

Since its release in June, Inside Out has been applaud­ed by crit­ics, adored by audi­ences, and has become the like­ly front-run­ner for the Acad­e­my Award for Best Ani­mat­ed Fea­ture.

But per­haps its great­est achieve­ment has been this: It has moved view­ers young and old to take a look inside their own minds. Read the rest of this entry »

Top insights on neuroplasticity, emotion and cognition (book highlights via Amazon Kindle)

brain circuitsInter­est­ed  in mod­ern brain sci­ence and what it has to offer to improve edu­ca­tion, health and qual­i­ty of life? Here you have some of the most pop­u­lar high­lights of the book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, cour­tesy of the thou­sands of read­ers enjoy­ing and anno­tat­ing the Kin­dle edi­tion of the book. Read the rest of this entry »

Deborah Rozman: The brain is not only about cognition

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Deb­o­rah Roz­man

What excites you the most about your job?
As the CEO of Heart­Math, I love our mis­sion of expand­ing con­scious­ness and our dai­ly work to help peo­ple build resilience and emo­tion­al coher­ence.

Please tell us about your inter­est in applied brain sci­ence. What areas are you most inter­est­ed in? What moti­vat­ed you to pur­sue work in your field?
I am par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ed in how to improve people’s lives via the neu­ro­science of stress and emo­tions. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Quotes from The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness (and free chapter)

amazon_kindleAs a book co-author it is always a plea­sure, and a sur­prise, to see what read­ers find most inter­est­ing and note­wor­thy. A fea­ture in Amazon’s Kin­dle e-read­er allows read­ers to high­light and share their favorite sen­tences .

These are the 5 Most High­light­ed Quotes in The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age (so far):

  1. Emo­tion is the sys­tem that tells us how impor­tant some­thing is. Atten­tion focus­es us on the impor­tant and away from the unim­por­tant things. Cog­ni­tion tells us what to do about it. Cog­ni­tive skills are what­ev­er it takes to do those things.” (25 High­lighters) Read the rest of this entry »

The Science of Optimism: a Conversation on ‘The Optimism Bias’ with neuroscientist Tali Sharot

I like to think of myself as a pos­i­tive and opti­mistic per­son. It seems to me to make for an eas­i­er and more enjoy­able jour­ney through life. So I was intrigued when I read of neu­ro­sci­en­tist Tali Sharot’s research into the Opti­mism Bias, which has shown that despite all the bad news sto­ries we are bom­bard­ed with on a dai­ly basis: war, vio­lence, wrong-doing and finan­cial melt­down, the major­i­ty of us are opti­mistic by nature; our brains are hard­wired to be so. It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing con­cept and one I had to find out more about, so I bought the book and met with Tali in her office at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don for an enthralling dis­cus­sion. Read the rest of this entry »

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