Category Archives: working memory

What Happens If You Risk Change in Smug or “Content” Cultures?

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You meet people daily who feel afraid to fix a broken anything because they fear they’ll end up alone, stuck and without support, in self-satisfied circles that see new ideas as mere buzz at best. Inner terror is only intensified by physiological challenges, such as your mental makeup. Do the… Read more »

Do Your Routines Rob Our Hope?

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When hope yields to daily mandated routines, our brains slip into dangerous ruts! Do your routines rob our hope? What about mandated routines? Looking for tips to reboot magical hope for a new season? I like to start with the two-footed question: What awakens hope in you in spite of difficulties… Read more »

Namungos Predict Your Success!

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Your brain holds remarkable clues about your success or failure in the coming term! How so? You’ll run with novelty or default to ruts. Enter namungos WM and BAS to show you how so… Read more about how to run with novelty rather than default to ruts… 2. You’ll trigger… Read more »

Boost Working Memory to Learn New Skills

Have you slammed onto ruts or slipped into boring routines lately? If so read on and get ready  for a fun new adventure! Let’s say you’d like to learn a new technology such as Instagram, or accept an invitation to propose a digital innovation. Both cases  take more working memory,… Read more »

Namungos to Disrupt for Innovative Choices!

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After a lifetime of attending and leading conferences to get more from our awesome brains, I see why participants leave some traditional gatherings with so few takeaways. Interested in more meaningful outcomes from your next meeting? My namungos (fictional characters with real brain parts) show a few cool ways we… Read more »

Dare to Risk for Change You Crave?

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Say you find yourself working with peers who cling to obsolete turf.   Or perhaps you’re stuck in a rut with a boring routine you feel helpless to change. In both cases you’ve likely defaulted to operating from your brain’s  basal ganglia. which can make every action you do part of the “stuck… Read more »

Looking for Summer Learning Adventures?

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Imagine a summer where you aced a sizzling new skill and came away with terrific takeaways – all from your own multiple intelligences. It can happen with a few adjustments – even in an ordinary day. Invite a teen to try it with you and add to the fun!  Start… Read more »

#16 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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16. Outsource More Memory Research and jot down a few new facts about your topic.  It’s a bit like outsourcing unfamiliar facts and figures. This frees up your working memory  to focus on integrating these new facts in ways that  solve real-life problems in your writing. Working memory holds new… Read more »

#13 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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13. Rev up Working Memory Your brain’s basal ganglia stores facts and creates ruts, while its working memory in contrast,  holds few facts and leads change. Write to shift readers from basal ganglia ruts to new insights that engaging working memory. After seeing this video,   what will you write … Read more »