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Don’t Ever Trust Your Mind

Posted by: csjacobs | Posted on: May 21 , 2013 | Category: BusinessGeneralNeuroscience

Given the way the brain processes information, we can't trust that our minds are giving us a faithful rendering of our experience. Streams of data from our senses are combined with our memories, expectations, and even desires before we become consciously aware of what's going on in the world.

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Is Your Boss a Sociopath?

Posted by: csjacobs | Posted on: May 16 , 2013 | Category: BusinessNeuroscience

There is now research to back up what many of us already knew--there are some crazy managers out there. A disproportionate number of C-level executives have sociopathic tendencies, according to a recent study. But what does this actually mean?

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Making Your Employees Smarter

Posted by: csjacobs | Posted on: May 15 , 2013 | Category: BusinessNeurosciencePerformance Improvement

Of all the resources managers have, their people are clearly the most important to their success. While hard assets, technology, and money are critical, it is people that determine how they're employed.

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You’re No Steve Jobs

Posted by: csjacobs | Posted on: March 16 , 2013 | Category: NeuroscienceTechnology

I'm hooked--I lust after Apple products. As soon as a new product is released, or even just an iteration of a product, I have to have it.

It's not just the functionality I'm after, but the physical product itself. My Iphone, Ipad, and Macbook Air are works of art, and I experience a rush of aesthetic pleasure when I use them. I feel bad for those people (and a little superior) that have to use those clunky products from competitors.

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Neuroporn

Posted by: csjacobs | Posted on: March 16 , 2013 | Category: BusinessNeurosciencePerformance Improvement

I hate to disappoint you, but this post is not about salacious content that titillates our neurons. The term neuroporn, according to the New York Times, has been coined to describe the blatant overreaching of neuroscience.

You know a topic is hot when it's referenced in the President's State of the Union and 100 million dollars is allocated to fund research into it.

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