14 Sep This is what a neuroscientist recommends to hack your brain and reach peak success
Happiness can be defined in many ways but one is … living our best lives.
Accordingly, happiness can be considered synonymous with reaching peak performance and achieving success.
This is why this article on how a neuroscientist recommends we hack our brains is so relevant to those of us trying to create more happiness…
via Inc.com by Kevin Daum
Recently, my editor invited me to write an advice letter to my 17-year-old self. It was an opportunity to reflect on the many benefits of 50+ years life experience. Of course, the flip side was realizing lost benefits of youth. The mature brain may be wiser, but even my simple “senior moments” like loss of thinking speed and recall can be a bit unsettling (particularly to my wife.) Since I am a physically fit guy, and I’d like to make sure my brain stays as sharp as my body in my upcoming golden years, I did a little digging into the subject of brain fitness.
YPO member Tej Tadi is a neuroscientist and now the founder and CEO of MindMaze. He has made it his life’s work to learn about the functioning of the brain, and his company is at the forefront of brain technology.
Working at the intersection of neuroscience and computing, MindMaze is building the next generation of mind/machine interactions designed to improve lives through healthcare products and beyond. Tadi thinks everyone should know about the ownership, maintenance, and care of their human brain. Here is where you can start.
- Every brain is wired in its own unique way.
That means you need to find methods that fit with how you personally learn. Tadi explains: “Everyone learns and communicates differently and each learning style uses different parts of the brain. For example, auditory learners use hearing to process information while visual learners rely on seeing to learn. If you want to get the most from a learning experience, find a strategy that offers more than the sum of single stimulation. The best bet is to find multimodal learning strategies.” The same is true for others around you–don’t assume they can benefit from the same modalities that are optimal for you.
- It’s never too late to learn.
“Neuroplasticity lasts throughout your life,” he insists, “so it is never too late to begin learning new things.” In fact, new knowledge builds on existing information in the brain, so the more you know the better you will be able to learn in the future. “The important thing to remember is that learning requires repeatable goal directed tasks. If you have a goal or specific target and can combine repeatable tasks, it will consolidate memory in your brain and improve executive function.” Leaders can put this to work for their own growth, and also for those they lead. Challenge others to take on new projects and opportunities, and lead by example…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE