Category Archives: basal ganglia

Engage Voices on Other Side?

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Slavery works, cried dominant voices, while for centuries brilliant minority voices, with finer insights at times, could have led a richer way.  Had they been engaged, silenced voices could have broken chains that still bind most of us today. Did you know human brains build new neuron pathways with every… Read more »

10 Tragic Traits in Mind of Bullies and Cynics

Only after you hit unethical walls raised by scorn from the cynic, do you value freedom flights toward its opposite – the curious mind. I’m speaking of that chronically negative person, who expresses disdain for innovative ideas, where stressed brains rely on habit and distrust reigns. For Russel Lynes, cynicism’s… Read more »

Retention Lost in Lectures

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Ever wonder why boredom strikes when people talk at you?  Wasting time at meetings or lectures? You’ll be interested in research from the National Training Laboratories in Bethel, Maine – and quoted in Geoff Petty’s Teaching Today shows that people retain far more when they when actively involved. Ask the… Read more »

Expect More Memory by Outsourcing Key Facts

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In spite of great books about memory and the brain’s amazing ability to remember, we still search frantically for keys as we fly out the door. It doesn’t have to be that way. Books such as, How to Develop a Perfect Memory, by Dominic O’Brien, work well for those interested in remembering… Read more »

Questions to Leap Over Life’s Ruts

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Most people hope at some time or another to move from where they stand at that moment, into a better place for their future. Especially if following predictable schedules is holding back personal progress. Yet have you noticed that strong traditions rarely yield to finer approaches in at work?  Even… Read more »

Target Brainpower for Financial Growth

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Have you felt bombarded as waves of financial failures intensify? It’s hard not to be drawn into the swells that wash away chunks of security with each ebb and flow. Newscasts splash doom across our TV screens while  anchors toss human fears into darker waters daily, with chilling predictions of… Read more »

10 Marks of Mental Poverty on Blog Action Day

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On first glance, mental poverty appears less destructive than physical forms of poverty. Look again though,  at  toxic wastelands in the human mind at work, and you’ll often spot poverty’s deadly marks. While it’s true that all forms of deficiency leave people emaciated, it’s also true that mental poverty sneaks… Read more »

Wonders and Woes of your Basal Ganglia

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It’s both brainpower for mastery of ethical practices and at times your slave master to cynical opposites.  Unless you understand the brain’s equipment at work, you can easily fall into a basal ganglia’s propensity for ruts and miss its zest for rejuvenation. How so? Your brain’s basal ganglia opens wonderful… Read more »

Compelling Case Against Change…

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Have you heard  reasons given by people who cling to tired routines? The other day the dean of a university’s education department claimed to his audience that he’d like to make changes, but that his university was required to train teachers for schools that already exist out there. Not one… Read more »

Target Agreement in Disagreeable Settings

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While some leaders literally wire their brains for gridlock and compromise that can poison communications, it’s also true that disagreements can  blast open  doors to life-changing ethical insights.  When people differ with the brain in mind, they build goodwill among those who differ. How so? If you’ve ever benefited from… Read more »