Brain Awareness Week March 11-15 2019
“Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.” – The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
To celebrate, John Assaraf (Founder and CEO of NeuroGym) is hosting a FREE training series dedicated to helping you:
- “Stop sabotaging your success because of limiting beliefs and a disempowering mindset” and
- “upgrade your mental and emotional skills.”
Brain science and success experts you can learn from:
Monday, March 11: Dr. Srini Pillay – Award-winning author and world renowned Harvard Psychiatrist and brain-imaging researcher.
Tuesday: Dr. Sarah McKay – “Refire to Rewire: The New Science of Peak Performance” – Oxford-trained PhD in neuroscience and founder of The Neuroscience Academy.
Wednesday: David Bach – “New York Times Best Selling Author reveals counter-intuitive thinking and simple behavioral patterns that can help you develop the beliefs and habits of a millionaire.”
Thursday: Sharon Pearson – founder of The Coaching Institute – will share how simple self-talk and mental focus techniques.”
Friday: Mary Morrissey – A bestselling author with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, Mary has spoken three times at the United Nations and facilitated 3 different week-long meetings with His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
“Refire to Rewire: The New Science of Peak Performance” is a presentation by neuroscience educator and author Sarah McKay.
Learn more about the FREE event and register at:
Sarah McKay comments about creative thinking:
One way to solve a complex problem is to focus all of your energy and mental resources on it and work away at it until you’ve done it.
Another way perhaps is to use insight – those eureka moments when it seems like a light bulb suddenly turned on in your brain and you can see the solution to a problem that previously had you stumped.
Our human brains are designed to achieve creative insights when they’re calm and happy and relaxed.
People who take afternoon naps are much more likely to solve problems using creative insight.
From video: Indulge your neurobiology by Sarah McKay, TEDx Talk May 29, 2015.
Sarah McKay, PhD in neuroscience, Oxford University, is founder of the Neuroscience Academy. “She specializes in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, health and wellbeing.”
In an article, Dr McKay notes:
Because creativity is a broad concept, creativity researchers have had to come up with an accepted definition, and they’ve settled on the following:
Creativity is the production of something both novel and useful.
Using this definition, neuroscientists have examined the brain regions involved in creative thought and tested techniques to enhance the creative process.
Where is creativity located in the brain?
One conclusion drawn from brain imaging studies is that creativity doesn’t involve a single brain region or side of the brain.
Instead, creativity is a process that recruits different, interacting brain networks.
Creativity involves your WHOLE brain.
From Seven tips to cultivate your creative brain, July 4, 2016 by Sarah McKay.
Book: The Women’s Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness by Dr Sarah McKay.