Tag Archives: Brain
Is your memory going or are you just getting old?

    Last week I was at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I went to see a show based on one of my favourite TV shows from my childhood,  Noggin the Nog.     I loved it. It was staged very … Continue reading

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Getting the basics right – why attention is so important

  A couple of weeks ago, in my blog Get the Basics Right First, I talked about the executive functions of your brain.     You’ll find more about that this today. The next executive function is attention.   Several … Continue reading

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Get the basics right first

  Executive functions of the brain Last week I attended the excellent Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. At this conference you get to hear neuroscientists and other researchers talking about their research and how it impacts on learning. … Continue reading

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When do you learn the most?

  Difference and Sameness   Which situations do you learn the most from? The comfortable ones or the uncomfortable ones?   It’s very easy to spend all your time with people you like and get on well with. What is … Continue reading

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Are you missing the obvious?

  A few weeks ago I went on a very good short break walking holiday in Yorkshire. The scenery and weather were excellent, as was the food.   When you are walking, the weather takes on an importance that it … Continue reading

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Failure and its part in your success

    There are some objectives it’s very easy to get wrong. One particular area is in research. In research you often get several teams working on different options for solving a particular problem. You see team objectives like this: … Continue reading

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The trouble with chocolate

The trouble with chocolate     Eating chocolate can reduce your chances of having a stroke by 17%. I confess that I love chocolate. I have been known to go to great trouble to get particularly good chocolate. So you … Continue reading

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Self Control

Aggressive behaviour at work and how it can happen In a documentary on the making of the film Apollo 13 one of the NASA managers made a very interesting comment. Referring to some of the aggressive behaviour depicted in the … Continue reading

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