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Outstanding Leaders Exhibit More Than Just Emotional Intelligence--They Have These 7 Traits, According to Neuroscience

Neuroscience will show you how to evolve your emotional intelligence skills to elevate your entire team's effectiveness.<p>The topic of emotional intelligence (EQ) continues to dominate leadership conversations. Rightly so. However, in a <i>Harvard Business Review (HBR)</i> article that highlighted research …

The Roots Of Consciousness: We're Of 2 Minds

After surgery to treat her epilepsy severed the connection between the two halves of her brain, Karen's left hand took on a mind of its own, acting against her will to undress or even to slap her. Amazing, to be sure. But what may be even more amazing is that most people who have split-brain …

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

Information overload is everywhere, from non-stop news to rat-a-tat email inboxes. At the receiving end of this deluge of verbiage is the human brain—<i>your</i> brain— metaphorically endowed with a vacuum cleaner that sucks up information; a container for short-term memory; a blender for integrating …

“I just choose to not listen”: why Trump supporters are tuning out the scandals

Motivated ignorance, explained.<p>Objectively, Donald Trump’s presidency is flailing. Regardless of what you feel about his core politics and policy, the Trump administration is caught in a cycle of scandals of its own creation. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, with the possible intent of …

Everything You Thought You Knew About Feelings Is Wrong

Lisa Feldman Barrett teaches us "how emotions are made."<p>When neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett was in graduate school, she spent three years …

To change your life, learn how to trust your future self

Being a human is hard. We know the sorts of choices we ought to make, and we earnestly intend to make them, but when the time comes, we don't. We …

The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership

By focusing your attention on the "high road" of the mind, you can become the kind of leader who helps improve the world. Most leadership is …

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Neuroscience Has Discovered the Secret of Creativity

There are things we can do to create more opportunities for eureka moments, leading to more creativity, innovation, and insight at work.<p><i>What are some good ways to foster creativity and innovation in everyday work? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling</i> …

Newly discovered neural connections may be linked to emotional decision-making

MIT neuroscientists have discovered connections deep within the brain that appear to form a communication pathway between areas that control emotion, …

Neuroscience

Does Prozac Really Treat Anxiety? Maybe Not

Neuroscientist and author Joseph LeDoux proposes a new system of classification for anxiety and fear.<p>For as much time and money our culture spends on …

Trust Your 'Gut Feeling' in High-Risk Decisions, says Study from the University of Cambridge

If you don’t make decisions by “going with your gut,” you may want to start now.<p>According to research published in Scientific Reports, researchers …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

• Information overload sucks, so we aggressively filter.<br>• Lack of meaning is confusing, so we fill in the gaps.<br>• We need to act fast lest we lose our chance, so we jump to conclusions.<br>• This isn’t getting easier, so we try to remember the important bits.<p><b>We don’t see everything.</b> Some of the information we …

The Brain

Think Less, Think Better

A FRIEND of mine has a bad habit of narrating his experiences as they are taking place. I tease him for being a bystander in his own life. To be fair, we all fail to experience life to the fullest. Typically, our minds are too occupied with thoughts to allow complete immersion even in what is right …

General Hospital

How Lack of Sleep Can Tremendously Affect Our Emotions

How is your memory? Is it as strong as you’d like it to be?<p>If not, then you’re definitely going to be interested in the memory improvement tips I’ll …

Neuroscience of Meditation: How to Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

This Is Your Brain’s Default Setting–Here’s How And When To Change It

We may be hardwired for overconfidence, but there’s more than one trigger for it and it’s not always a bad thing.<p>We love stories about blind faith–Sylvester Stalone turning down deals until someone let him play Rocky, J.K. Rowling going from a single parent on public assistance to the creative …

The Ultimate Way to Increase Motivation, According to Neuroscience

Igniting your passion is easier than you think.<p>Motivation is the key to success for many aspiring entrepreneurs.<p>It's one thing to enjoy the idea of something, but actually achieving your goals takes a reservoir of motivation. Whether you're an entrepreneur, small business owner, or someone looking …

Thinking Too Much Makes You Miss The World Around You

When our minds are burdened, we lose both our creativity and skills of observation. Time to unwind.<p>“Life moves pretty fast,” said Ferris Bueller. “If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” And according to a new study published in <i>Psychological Science</i>, he was dead right: …

This is the secret to long lasting happiness

There’s enough advice on happiness floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What …

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Meditation Makes Us More Aware Of Our Unconscious, Study Suggests

There’s just so much we aren’t aware of.<p>Imagine being in a dark room holding a flashlight. You can only see where you're pointing the light, and only what the light reaches. This room is your mind, and what the flashlight reveals is your limited awareness of it.<p>But a new study suggests that people …

Meditation

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

How Neuroscience Can Help Leaders

Recent studies in neuroscience and psychology can assist leaders in making organizational change. Learn how to apply them inside.<p>Leaders today must …

3 Happiness Strategies of Emotionally Intelligent People

<b>1. Work Your Left Cortex</b><p>The more we understand and are able to manage our feelings, the more we're able to understand ourselves and deal with others. …

Neuroscientist to the Super Busy: Sleep Is Work Too

The science of why skipping sleep is a truly terrible idea.<p>A few weeks ago, I chatted with a smart, successful startup founder for a story I was working on at midnight his time (I'm not the world's rudest journalist -- that's when he called me). After the call I had a nonurgent follow-up question …

January 2016