Brain at Work

Author: David Rock
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593393407
Release Date: 2011-03-07
Genre: Law

Organisieren, führen, entscheiden, kreative Lösungen finden: Die Aufgaben unseres Arbeitsalltags fordern uns und unserem Gehirn Höchstleistungen ab. Doch gerade in kritischen Situationen ist unser Gehirn oft blockiert, gehemmt, überlastet. Warum sind wir nicht in der Lage, unser ganzes Potenzial abzurufen? David Rock kennt die Antwort. Er zeigt uns, wie wir mithilfe der Neurowissenschaft die Mechanismen unseres Gehirns effektiv nutzen und so zu Spitzenleistungen gelangen können. Fundierte wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse gepaart mit langjähriger Coachingerfahrung und sympathischen, glaubwürdigen Praxisbeispielen machen dieses Buch zu einer ebenso wertvollen wie unterhaltsamen Lektüre. Damit Ihr Kopf zeigen kann, was wirklich in ihm steckt.

Your Brain at Work

Author: David Rock
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061943541
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Business & Economics

In Your Brain at Work, David Rock takes readers inside the heads—literally—of a modern two-career couple as they mentally process their workday to reveal how we can better organize, prioritize, remember, and process our daily lives. Rock, the author of Quiet Leadership and Personal Best, shows how it’s possible for this couple, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today’s overwhelming work environment but succeed in it—and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.

Neuroergonomics The Brain at Work

Author: Raja Parasuraman Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive Science Laboratory The Catholic University of America
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198039514
Release Date: 2006-11-16
Genre: Psychology

Neuroergonomics can be defined as the study of brain and behavior at work. It combines two disciplines--neuroscience, the study of brain function, and human factors, the study of how to match technology with the capabilities and limitations of people so they can work effectively and safely. The goal of merging these two fields is to use the startling discoveries of human brain and physiological functioning both to inform the design of technologies in the workplace and home, and to provide new training methods that enhance performance, expand capabilities, and opitimize the fit between people and technology. Research in the area of neuroergonomics has blossomed in recent years with the emergence of noninvasive techniques for monitoring human brain function that cna be used to study various aspects of human behavior in relation to technology and work, including mental workload, visual attention, working memory, motor control, human-automation interaction, and adaptive automation. This volume will provide the first systematic overview of this emerging area, describing the theoretical background, basic research, major methods, as well as the new and future areas of application. This collection will benefit a number of readers: the experienced researcher investigating related questions in human factors and cognitive neuroscience, the student wishing to get a rapid but systematic overview of the field, and the designer interested in novel approaches and new ideas for application. Researchers in human factors and ergonomics, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, medicine, industrial engineering, and computer science will find this volume most helpful.

Summary Your Brain at Work

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 9782511020609
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Business & Economics

The must-read summary of David Rock's book: "Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long". This complete summary of the ideas from David Rock's book "Your Brain at Work" shows that in order to deliver better performance in any setting, you need to first understand how you think. In his book, the author explains the five building blocks that will significantly improve your performance and how to work with your brain instead of against it. This summary is a must-read for anyone who wants to boost their performance level and unlock their potential. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Your Brain at Work" and discover the key to understanding your mind and improving performance.

Mindfulness at Work For Dummies

Author: Shamash Alidina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118727973
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Master your mind, manage stress and boost your productivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audio download contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improve working behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns… with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day How organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities

Brilliant Brain Training Flash

Author: Simon Wootton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444140712
Release Date: 2011-03-25
Genre: Self-Help

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Brilliant Brain Training is a quick, no-effort solution for those who want to buff up their brain power. In just 96 pages,readers will discover fun and challenging exercises that will give them mental agility in every area.

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists

Author: Virginia Wise Berninger
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012092871X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Education

Although educators are expected to bring about functional changes in the brain--the organ of human learning--they are given no formal training in the structure, function or development of the brain in formal or atypically developing children as part of their education. This book is organized around three conceptual themes: First, the interplay between nature (genetics) and nurture (experience and environment) is emphasized. Second, the functional systems of the brain are explained in terms of how they lead to reading, writing and mathematics and the design of instruction. Thirdly, research is presented, not as a finished product, but as a step forward within the field of educational neuropsychology. The book differs from neuropsychology and neuroscience books in that it is aimed at practitioners, focuses on high incidence neuropsychological conditions seen in the classroom, and is the only book that integrates both brain research with the practice of effective literacy, and mathematics instruction of the general and special education school-aged populations.

Wild Science

Author: Janine Marchessault
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136294587
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Art

Wild Science investigates the world-wide boom in 'health culture'. While self-help health books and medical dramas are popular around the globe, we are bombarded with daily media images of DNA research, and news reports about cloning, the fight against AIDS, cancer and depression. With popular culture now the principal means through which the non-scientific population encounters science why do certain images of science get promoted above others? Contributors examine the public meanings of science, revealing the frictions and contradictions within popular representations of what medicine can and should do. Focusing on the visual culture of medicine, they show how representations of science have a direct impact on popular perceptions of the limits of science, and ultimately on health education, funding and research, and examine the belief that media literacy in popular representations of medicine makes an ethical public discourse on the aims of science possible. With sections addressing the new visual technologies which make the human body into a virtual territory, the diagnostic and medical practices centered around women's bodies, and popular debates around genetics and identity, Wild Science argues that science is a practice bound in values and institutions, and argues for a responsible engagement with the public cultures of science and health.

Brain Belief

Author: John J. McGraw
Publisher: AEGIS PRESS
ISBN: 9780974764504
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

From its beginnings in prehistoric religion to its central importance in Western faith traditions, the soul has been a constant source of fascination and speculation. Brain & Belief seeks to understand mankind's obsession with life, death, and the afterlife. Exploring the latest insights from neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and existential psychology, McGraw exhaustively researches the various takes on the human soul and considers the meaning of the soul in a postmodern world. The ambitious scope of the book is balanced by a deeply personal voice whose sympathy for both science and religion is resonant.

Creativity at Work

Author: Ros Taylor
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749466671
Release Date: 2013-07-03
Genre: Business & Economics

With the latest theories on creative thinking, psychologist Ros Taylor investigates the pre-requisites needed in any organisation for creativity to flourish. With a ground-breaking new study taking in 1000 participants from organizations around the world, Creativity at Work delivers astounding results, revealing common misconceptions around what creativity is and how it manifests itself and helping you to discover how to maximize your own unique approach to creativity. Providing a fascinating journey through the history of psychological thinking and an illuminating take on the neuroscience behind every idea, Creativity at Work provides tools and techniques to ensure teams and organisations can innovate effectively and sustain that competitive edge. Along with examples of creative practices in organisations around the world, this fascinating and practical guide will help you enhance your creativity, deliver and develop initiatives with confidence and ensure you are never stuck for an idea again.

Sleeping with Your Smartphone

Author: Leslie A. Perlow
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422144060
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Does it have to be this way? Can’t resist checking your smartphone or mobile device? Sure, all this connectivity keeps you in touch with your team and the office—but at what cost? In Sleeping with Your Smartphone, Harvard Business School professor Leslie Perlow reveals how you can disconnect and become more productive in the process. In fact, she shows that you can devote more time to your personal life and accomplish more at work. The good news is that this doesn’t require a grand organizational makeover or buy-in from the CEO. All it takes is collaboration between you and your team—working together and making small, doable changes. What started as an experiment with a six-person team at The Boston Consulting Group—one of the world’s elite management consulting firms—triggered a global initiative that eventually spanned more than nine hundred BCG teams in thirty countries across five continents. These teams confronted their nonstop workweeks and changed the way they worked, becoming more efficient and effective. The result? Employees were more satisfied with their work-life balance and with their work in general. And the firm was better able to recruit and retain employees. Clients also benefited—often in unexpected ways. In this engaging book, Perlow takes you inside BCG to witness the challenges and benefits of disconnecting. She provides a step-by-step guide to introducing change on your team—by establishing a collective goal, encouraging open dialogue, ensuring leadership support—and then spreading change to the rest of your firm. If you and your colleagues are grappling with the “always on” problem, it’s time to disconnect—and start reading.

Differentiated Pathways of the Brain

Author: Dr. Linda Karges-Bone
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 9781429117456
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Education

Which colors can stimulate creative thinking? What scents might help to calm a child who has anxiety? Why do certain classroom groupings facilitate learning, while others create tension? How can boys harness their boundless energy to attack language arts or girls draw on their strong verbal skills to make the most of a mathematics problem? Using current brain research, this book discusses sensory-rich learning techniques and gender-specific teaching methods used to stimulate the minds of your students. Based on Dr. Karges-Bone?s successful books Beyond Hands-On and More Than Pink and Blue, this resource is a must-read for all teachers exploring differentiated pathways of the brain!