From strategy+business: Breakthroughs in brain research explain how to make organizational transformation succeed.
From ADDitude: Studies suggest that rhythmic, deep breathing can balance the autonomic nervous system, which helps individuals with ADHD become more attentive and relaxed. Learn more about this free, highly portable alternative treatment.
From Brain Based Biz: When you try an activity that's totally new to you, you are building new neuron pathways in your brain. Why is this good? If you simply do the same things day to day, you create ruts and routines. I wanted to learn to play a video game like my grandsons and a physical activity, too. Today, Minecraft is one of the most challenging and problem solving games available and I decided to learn to learn do this as opposed to word games I am used to playing. Why? Disruptive activity is good for your brain. What is disruption, anyway?
From FastCompany: Neuroscientists observed 35 people who were totally cut off from their devices in the Moroccan desert. The results were life-changing.
From BBC: Recalling a particular memory can cause us to forget another, similar memory – and neuroscientists have now watched this process happen using brain scans.
From Big Think: Beyond neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, flow states rely on shifts in the brain's neuroelectricity. The brain's default state is one of waking consciouness. Flow alters your brain waves to sit on the border of daydreaming and dreaming.
From Big Think: Best-selling author Steven Kotler recently visited Big Think to discuss the optimization of consciousness through flow states, a key topic in his recently published book, The Rise of Superman. The best way to describe a flow state is to use the example of practically every action movie released since The Matrix. Experiencing flow is similar to being in "bullet time." Like Keanu Reeves' Neo (though certainly not on his level), a person in flow obtains the ability to keenly hone their focus on the task at hand so that everything else disappears.
From Fast Company: The author of The Doodle Revolution explains how this common "time waster" is really a creative launch-pad.