What can Neuroscience do for you?

What do the latest findings in neuroscience mean for you as an individual, a parent, a professional or a team leader? Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to apply this current neuroscience research to improve individual, team and organisational performance?

    Patricia Riddell (Professor of Applied Neuroscience) and Ian McDermott discuss examples of how neuroscience is being put into practice, including:

    • Using Neuroscience in a coaching conversation to provide a deeper understanding of how particular coaching techniques work.
    • Using Neuroscience to design better workshops.
    • Using Neuroscience in the workplace to decrease stress and increase motivation.
    • Using Neuroscience in the home to create better relationships.

    One of the things we know from the work of Carol Dweck (Professor of Psychology at Stanford University) is that when children learn about the capacity of their brain to reconfigure itself and adapt to new circumstances and new challenges, they are much more able to handle disappointment and bounce back. Just understanding the extraordinary capacity of your brain to reconfigure and adapt anew gives people – of any age! – the courage, strength and optimism to keep on keeping on, even as they learn new ways to succeed in a new world.

    So what does this mean in practice? Simply put if you want to make the most of yourself and your life, you need to make the most of your brain.