Your Incredible Brain

The neuroscience of learning, performance and creativity. This blog offers practical and evidence based guidance on learning and innovation.

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Use the Zeigarnik Effect: Interrupt Your Learning

Our story begins in an Austrian café. It was in that café that Bluma Zeigarnik, a young Lithuanian psychology student, met with her professor. And it was there that one […]

Nadal’s Performance Boosting Trick

One of my main takeaways from a recent presentation by Charles ’70:20:10′ Jennings was a performance boosting technique used by Rafael Nadal. I’m not into sport, but Nadal’s […]

The Neuroscience of Metaphors is like an Octopus…

Every time we focus our attention we’re making choices about how we fill our relatively limited working memory. Latest research indicates that there are about 4 […]

How Willpower Sucks Your Brain Dry

In 1996 a simple experiment using chocolate & radishes created a new understanding about willpower. Roy Baumeister and his colleagues gave participants a plate full of chocolate […]

INFOGRAPHIC: 3 Facts About Mindset in Learning

Mindset is an often ignored yet crucial factor in learning. Here are three well established aspects of mindset in learning, and each is supported with tips for […]

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