Guest post: How to think like a start-up July 28 2016 by Thought Wired

Our thoughts literally define us. What we think and how we communicate are the basis of being human. Our success as a species has come largely from our penchant for language. It has allowed us to team up and work together for the greater good.

We have survived because evolution has hard-wired our happiness to this. We feel good when we communicate with others. We feel pride when we see our thoughts put into action.

Business success relies on great thinking and communication

10 brain friendly habits for happiness and wellbeing January 17 2016 by Thought Wired

This free eBook by Melissa Sabian published by The Langley Group introduces you to some of the most brain-friendly habits you can apply to boost your happiness and wellbeing. These positive practices and routines are backed by neuroscience and designed to optimise your brain to make it easier for you to adopt them as habits so they become part of your everyday life. One of the best ways to optimise your brain and your wellbeing is to increase the duration and intensity of your ‘ups’ and reduce the duration and intensity of your ‘downs’. These practices are designed to help you do just that.
Test healthy habits and activities on yourself and if they work, keep doing them!




Exploring Disabilities to Gain Empathy October 08 2015 by Sarvnaz Taherian

Exploring how disabilities affect people’s participation in physical activity: A High School Project, led by students. Auckland’s Hobsonville Point Secondary School opened its shiny new doors in 2014. This school is unlike any other currently in the country, and I am not exaggerating when I say that it is an educational utopia (others agree!), both in its beautiful physical design and their unique teaching approach.The students at this school do...

Educational Workshops about Brain-Sensing and related Technologies September 15 2015 by Sarvnaz Taherian

We’ve spent a fair amount of time running workshops and presentations on brain sensing or brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, and all the bits and bobs that make this type of technology feasible. Some of our presentations have been focused on one particular aspect of BCIs, such as machine learning or neurofeedback. However, all of our sessions are participatory and applied.

7 Top Tricks To Beat Common Meditation Challenges September 14 2015 by Thought Wired

Whether you already know how to meditate and love how it calms your brain and lowers your stress levels, or are new to meditation and struggling to practice regularly, obstacles abound. A wandering mind, busy schedule or uncertainty about progress can make it hard to meditate for experienced and novice meditators alike. So, how do you make meditation easier? Consider these strategies to turn your meditation impediments into improvements. Challenge...

Having a Brain Wave? The Potential of Consumer Brain Monitoring Devices in Clinical Trials. June 11 2015 by Thought Wired

Key points

The growth in wearable technology applied to the personal health and wellness market is facilitating the measurement of complex clinical endpoints that previously have only been possible at clinic. The sophistication and price-acceptability of home EEG monitoring devices is increasing and providing a real opportunity for their large scale use by consumers and in clinical research. As usage grows, so does the depth of brain profile data collected across the population of healthy individuals and across a range of disease states. Like cognitive function test batteries, this accumulating wealth of population data provides a powerful knowledge bank of normative data that can help to provide reference data, provide meaningful context of treatment-related effects, and improve early diagnosis of certain disorders. Very soon, brain profiles of health and illness will be much better understood through large-scale cloud databases of EEG, and individuals will benefit from improved diagnostic criteria and treatment protocols.
Collecting EEG data using portable headbands makes the home monitoring of brain activity a real possibility in large scale clinical trials. This may have immediate application in the study of epilepsy and the measurement of sleep quality and staging in a variety of therapeutic areas. As brain profiles for different disease states are better known and characterised, mobile EEG data may enable the identification of additional objective measurements that can importantly assist in the objective assessment of new drugs for depression, anxiety and other CNS disorders.

Read the article here


The Internet of Anything: Brain Monitors Are Going Mainstream May 21 2015 by Thought Wired

By Klint Finley | Published on on 05 May 2015

A company called SenseLabs has developed a new brain monitor Versus. It uses electroencephalography, or EEG technology to monitor brainwaves and provide real-time feedback whether a user is focused or stays calm.

The tool is similar to the devices offered by Muse and NeuroSky.

Let go of the last hole & focus like a golf pro May 18 2015 by Thought Wired

Here is a new post from Paul Dewland, seasoned professional golf coach from Core Golf Academy
He writes about one of the most important skills that pro-golfers need; the ability to remain calm no matter their score.

This skill is the basis of resilience or toughness, and can bring about incredible performance states. The good news, is that every one of us can develop and deepen this skill with practice – and Muse accelerates this development in the most simple, convenient and enjoyable way that I know of.

The Ultimate Interface: Your Brain May 15 2015 by Thought Wired

By Ramez Naam (@ramez.) 
This article appeared at Singularity Hub on 13 May 2015. A shorter version of this article first appeared at TechCrunch.

The final frontier of the digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA* wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like it’s possible.

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain May 01 2015 by Thought Wired

By Christina Congleton, Britta K. Hölzel, and Sara W. Lazar
This article published in Harvard Business Review on 08 January 2015. 
Mindfulness should no longer be considered a “nice-to-have” for executives. It’s a “must-have”:  a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress.

Improve Mood and Stay Zen With Muse April 29 2015 by Thought Wired

By Nikki Tucker, | 28 April 2015

Many of us exercise to lose weight, tone up or simply because of the happy endorphins that are released when performing rigorous activity. Wouldn’t it be great if you can exercise your brain to improve your mood as well?

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