The art and science of mind wandering
For at least two thousand years, our minds have been wandering away from the object of focus.
Mind-wandering is a factor of a human mind and varies according to how vivid a person’s thoughts are, how deep into the thought the mind goes, and how many of those thoughts are fear-based(like guilt or worry).
Mind-wandering is common in monotonous jobs and may be useful too.
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Emotions are useful tools while taking a decision, when utilized in the right way. The three components of our emotional experience are:
Emotions are not a disposable or unnecessary response, but are signals, giving us vital clues about the state of our mind and body, akin to pain. It is a neglected part of our survival mechanism.
Our natural reaction is to suppress our emotions, but it is increasingly apparent that repression of our emotions, especially the stronger kind, is psychologically and physically harmful to us.
Showing emotion using empathetic and active listening is part of emotional intelligence and is greatly valued as a managerial skill set.
Studies show that empathic leaders enjoy more success and goodwill. Interpersonal communication is greatly enhanced when one is able to read someone's emotions and control one’s emotional reactions.
Neuroscientists explore the biology behind processes such as the formation of memories, creative processes, etc.
Neuroeducation is a recent discipline that draws together ...
Learning starts in childhood and continues into adulthood. Some learning happens in our spare time, and a lot in the workplace.
Many of the current applications of neuroeducation in the classroom are usable in the workplace. Since $80 billion is spent every year on corporate training in the United States, we need to ensure training interventions are effective. Neuroeducation could provide an answer, ensuring employees understand how the brain thinks, learn, and make decisions.
Research found that divergent thinking is linked to playfulness and creativity.
Children who play more tend to display curiosity, persistence, nonconformity, and a willingness to take risks. These are important characteristics for innovative solutions.