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Blogginlägg av Tara Swart

Tara Swart

BSc, PhD, BM BCh (Oxon) CEO. Tara is at the forefront of the application of neuroscience to business. She has 14 publications in journals of neuroscience and coaching.

How do gender differences play out, at work?  Is there any difference between male and female brains? What would you do differently if you knew that there were differences, and what they were? The brain consists of two hemispheres and the corpus callosum, which is like a bridge that connects them. For right-handed people, the right hemisphere handles most spatial processing and the left hemisphere most language functions. This is known as lateralization. For left-handed people (which is about 12% of the population), half have speech predominantly in the left brain, and half across both sides. The popular distinction that the left brain represents logic and the right brain is more artistic and intuitive, is a gross over-simplification.  Structurally, the female brain has more connections across the corpus callosum, leading to more distributed processing, and the male brain is more lateralized. In terms of performance, the largest difference is in visuo-spatial rotation (more women th...

Businesses are more focused than ever on excellent performance and a competitive edge through coaching, Leadership development etc. Outstanding performance is above all a game played in the head. In the corporate world, this calibre of self-awareness and self-belief is highly valued, so what makes us perform really well and how can we maintain or improve our brain fitness? And what can we learn from the Olympics and Paralympics?  Hone your senses Smell, taste, touch, vision and hearing. The five senses are how your brain knows what is going on in your world, through your nose, tongue, skin, eyes and ears. In the business world we are increasingly aware of the importance of integrating logic and emotion via the left and right hemispheres of the brain, but the brain-body axis should not be under-estimated.  Smell is the most emotive sense because the olfactory nerve travels directly from the nose to a part of the brain that is close to the emotional centres, the limbic system. All the...

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