Category Archives: Neuroscience

How to Engage the Brain

How do you engage the brain to improve your work, your life, your teaching and your daily negotiations? First, our brains do not like boring things. After about 10 minutes, we check out. More importantly, emotional arousal helps the brain … Continue reading

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The “Secret Sauce” of Grief Counseling and Mediation: A Different Eye

I recently attended a session entitled “What Mediators Can Learn from the Brain Science of Grief Counseling” at the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference in Seattle. I was interested that the lecturer, Professor John Medina, a molecular biologist fed up with current … Continue reading

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Recalling Traumatic Events: Cathartic or Destructive?

Should we really have clients recount traumatic events in detail in mediation?  Or is that actually a disservice to clients?   Are we reinforcing fear, and sidetracking settlement?  Or are we helping clients move past the trauma? According to recent … Continue reading

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Even David Brooks Gets It

Unbelievable.  David Brooks, you know, the economist who writes for the New York Times on subject matter such as politics and economics??  . . . The dry guy you see on Face the Nation?  He’s written a book about how the … Continue reading

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