Attention

Attention is one of the brain’s basic fundamental functions that is instrumental to all aspects of your thinking, emotions and actions. It regulates what you notice, what you select as being important to you, how you switch between different tasks, and how you search effectively through your memory to retrieve the right pieces of information.

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Five Ways to Enhance Your Problem Detection Skills

Five Ways to Enhance Your Problem Detection Skills

How good are you at noticing problems, risks and hazards in your life and work? Are you able to spot when you need to engage in some evasive action to prevent a possible catastrophe at work? Are you able to see when events might pan out in a bad way rather than a good...

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How to (Do) Priority Mapping

How to (Do) Priority Mapping

Priority Mapping: Noticing what’s important to you. The modern world is filled to the brim with information, perhaps too much information for your brain to deal with. So what can you do about this? Well, one thing you can do is prioritize.  The priority mapping...

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How Does Our Attention System Work?

How Does Our Attention System Work?

Strobe thinking: the ins and outs of attention  Attention is an all-encompassing brain process. It hums along constantly in the background of your brain influencing just about everything you are up to. This broad functioning means our attention can be directed...

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Where Did I Leave My Keys?

Where Did I Leave My Keys?

Where did I leave my keys? It is a scenario that has played out in many households across the world. You are just about to leave the house, rushing to an important appointment. And then the realisation strikes. Where on earth are your car keys? You set off around your...

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Bearing Yourself in Mind

Bearing Yourself in Mind

What are you doing right now? You’re probably thinking, “What a silly question, I’m reading this blog.” But what else are you doing? Are you at work, at home, on a train somewhere? How are you feeling? Happy, sad, bored? Usually we aren’t consciously aware of all our...

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