Understanding Me - and You!
Effective Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Decision Making

Neuroscience Introduction

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In the coming topics we will explore:

  • the associative architecture of the brain – how thoughts consist of neurons firing and connecting with each other. Firing neurons may connect with other firing neurons and become associated – when one fires in the future, so too will the other.
  • connectome – the structure of your neural connections, created by your genes and experiences, mean that you are hard-wired to think in particular ways
  • neuroplasticity – the structure of your brain changes throughout your life; you can change the wiring
  • gates – how you think and act in a given situation can be affected by many variable factors such as mood, energy level or emotional arousal. The ‘streams’ of your connectome can be redirected
  • patternicity and agenticity help us to understand the world but can lead us to confuse correlation for cause
  • memory is not a thing but a process and it is subject to many interferences