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How Does Chronic Stress Impact Decision Making?

“I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” ― Mark Twain Of all of the the contexts (and I trust there are many) in which the Business Brain Model  is relevant– amongst the most important is when it comes to decision making. I have written about this from several perspectives.


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Decision Making: A New Approach to Groupthink

Just to be clear about terminology, groupthink is a phenomenon whereby individuals within a group strive for consensus to the extent they set aside their personal opinions and, in some cases, ‘inconsistent’ facts. While there is appeal (especially in a business context) for fast, “orderly”, “efficient” decisions, the trade-off can outweigh the benefits.


It’s Not Stress That Kills Us, It is Our Reaction to It

The obvious question arising as a result of these alarming results I reported on previously: What is a businessperson (any person) to do? The obvious (but impossible) solution is to avoid stress.  Alternatively – could a businessperson (or anyone) deal with it effectively?


A Neuroscience Perspective on Enhancing Innovation

What could be the practical value (to the world of business) of an overview of the neuroscience of creativity/innovation?  If nothing else – I hope to illustrate what a holistic phenomenon this is and encourages initiatives that could enhance cognition, creativity and innovation.


Augmented Cognitive Performance Part 2: Lo-tech

“Humanity’s ability to alter its own brain function might well shape history as powerfully as the development of metallurgy in the Iron Age, mechanization in the Industrial Revolution or genetics in the second half of the twentieth century.”


Expect The Worst? It Doesn’t Mean You Are Pathological

I believe most people in business would say they would like to be part of a team that has a ‘can do’ (optimistic) attitude. Presumably, they recruit and mentor with this in mind. Joshua Wolf Shenk in his book Lincoln’s Melancholy and Gail Saltz M.D. the author of The Power of Different give us a few examples of individuals with pessimistic points of view that seem to have made a difference.


TPN vs. DMN – Brain Structure and Mindfulness

In addition to affecting how a brain ‘thinks’ mindfulness has also been shown to have actual physical effect on brain structure. For some orientation I refer you back to Your Brain: By the Numbers. The following reinforces the fact that reported improvements are not because people are just feeling better but because they are spending time relaxing.