• Why Does the Brain Love Stories?

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    March 26th, 2019 1 Comment Features

    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” –Joan Didion We’ve written about the power of storytelling before, but this time we’d like to dive deeper into the psychology of story as an organizational tool for the brain. Why does the brain latch onto narrative so tightly? Do we learn to communicate with stories as… Read More

  • Emotional Intelligence: Do You Have It?

    “We are not necessarily thinking machines. We are feeling machines that think.” —Antonio Damasio, neuroscientist Emotional intelligence is the ability to accurately perceive your own and others’ emotions, to understand the signals that emotions send about relationships, and to manage your own and others’ emotions. It consists of the following traits: Self-awareness Self-regulation Motivation (defined… Read More

  • How Expectations Influence Performance

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    February 19th, 2019 1 Comment Features

    Whether we do so consciously or not, we all form expectations about certain things in our lives, from how much we think we’ll enjoy a particular experience to the expectations we form about ourselves and others. Sometimes these expectations are based on prior experience, but more often than not, they’re based on what we’ve been… Read More