Creativity, Focus, Neuroscience

The Creativity Hack From Dali & Edison

11 Sep , 2016  


What simple technique did both Salvador Dali and Thomas Edison use to boost their creativity? The good news is you can do it as well, all you need is a few marbles or a key. The answer is sleep, but it’s a little more complicated. Edison would sit upright in his chair with a hand full of […]

Evidence Based Learning, Neuroscience

How Willpower Sucks Your Brain

11 Sep , 2016  


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 and radishes. They were then split into three groups, each with different instructions: Group one were told to eat radishes only Group two were told to eat chocolate only Group three were told to […]

Focus, Neuroscience

Don’t Believe What You See

11 Sep , 2016   Video

If you’re not one of the 20 million or so people who have taken the ‘Awareness Test’, it’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time… As you can see, you can’t always trust your brain. It doesn’t give us an accurate image of what’s out in the world… it can’t really. There’s so much information pouring in […]

Evidence Based Learning, Mental Models, Neuroscience

The Neuroscience of Metaphors is like an Octopus

11 Sep , 2016  


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 chunks within our working memory that are filled and lost quickly, but before they slip away there’s a chance for them to integrate into our long term memory. There are a […]