Brain Control Through Light

Brain Control Through Light

Genetically encoding neurons with genes from green algae may sound like a weird thing to do, but in the case of optogenetics this is precisely what enables unthinkable views of how the brain works. Fortunately, or unfortunately, this is only carried out on mice and rats – but the ability to research brain function is nothing short of astounding . . .

 

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ACC – Monitoring Mistakes

ACC – Monitoring Mistakes

The Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) has been ascribed multiple functions including monitoring of mistakes – but it seems to be involved in an awful lot. Just what does it do . . .

 

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Destructive Disruptions

Destructive Disruptions

Interruptions are the simplest way to reduce cognitive ability and productivity – so why don’t businesses do more to counteract them? Beats me . . .

 

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A Sense of Achievement

A Sense of Achievement

In the world of being on all the time and many people in big business working in big projects across countries it can be hard to control how quickly and successfully things get done. Collaboration is a good thing, but the reason this is important is that a sense of achievement, and completion is great for lowering stress, improving engagement, and also wellbeing . . .

 

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Outcome Bias and How to Make Bad Decisions

Outcome Bias and How to Make Bad Decisions

Results, results, results. That’s what counts – of course, it makes sense. But results can be the result of fluke and chance. How do we distinguish between bad decision making that has a fluke positive outcome, and good decision making that has a fluke bad outcome? It’s hard because, as I show, our brains are wired to measure outcomes and not processes . . .

 

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