Category Archives: brain

The Chemistry of Positive Social Interactions In Leadership

Anne Egros’s insight: Judith and Richard Glaser published an article in HBR on the results of a study that analyzed the hormonal response of positive and negative behaviors in managers. Oxytocin is the hormone we produce when we feel good during a conversation like positive feedback. Cortisol is … Continue reading

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Neuromyths Busting and Education

The OECD’s Brain and Learning project (2002) emphasized that many misconceptions about the brain exist among professionals in the field of education. Though these so-called “neuromyths” are loosely based on scientific facts, they may have adverse effects on educational practice.  … Continue reading

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FAKE IT UNTIL YOU BECOME IT: Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on

See on – Global Leaders Amy Cuddy on TED Talks Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.  See on   Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are   … Continue reading

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Living Abroad: In What Language Do You Feel Emotions ?

I came across this interesting article about some studies on languages used by multilingual third culture kids (TCKs) to express various emotions in different situations. Language is strongly tied to identity and when we speak more than one language the one we chose to … Continue reading

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Moving Overseas? Don’t Make Big Decisions Under pressure!

If you are an expatriate moving abroad this summer, chances are high that you are under great pressure and stress. You have made the decision to relocate few months ago, although it feels like years. Your partner is already working in your future … Continue reading

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How Cultures Impact The Brain and Expat Lives?

1-Basic concepts of cultural neurosciences There is a lot of new research going on in the field of cultural neurosciences, looking at the relations existing between cultural dimensions and the brain’s activity referred by some scientists as  brain’s plasticity. Tufts … Continue reading

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Praise and Incentives: Are Carrots Worse Than Sticks?

How many times do you say  “good job” or  “I am proud of you” to your kids ? Do you give them money or buy them candies if they behave well or get good marks at school? What about your … Continue reading

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How To Deal With Emotional Eating While In Transition?

  I am not talking about the  few pounds or kilos you usually gain after overeating for one or two feast meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve. What I am talking about is a long-term approach to both weight … Continue reading

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How To Become A Successful Innovator. Part I: Break The Rules!

[tweetmeme source=”AnneEgros”] Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.-Albert Einstein By reaction to this quote,  my definition of creativity is “doing things that you usually do in a different way to get different results”. … Continue reading

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