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My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

Here it is: My TEDx Northern Sydney Institute talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology‘. In my talk I share my brain hack to improve memory, spark creativity, and regulate emotions. I discovered this life-changing tool when I left the neuroscience research lab behind and starting focussing on brain health and wellbeing in everyday life. You won’t need… Continue Reading

Three evidence-based daily habits for wellbeing and happiness

Three evidence-based daily habits for wellbeing and happiness

This week I spoke with Megan McDonough CEO and co-founder along with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar of the Wholebeing Institute. Megan is here in Australia working with Justin Robinson the director of the Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School. They’re promoting the Australian version of the Certificate in Whole-Person Positive Psychology (CiPP). Which by the… Continue Reading

Why working too hard impairs your thinking.

Why working too hard impairs your thinking.

  This week’s blog post comes from Rebekah Lambert. Rebekah makes her living as marketing, content creation and copywriting freelancer at Unashamedly Creative and as head of Disruption for Discordia Zine. Rebekah has just begun a mission to improve the mental health and wellness outcomes for freelancers and entrepreneurs as one half of the Hacking Happiness team. You can follow her… Continue Reading

How to build good habits, make them stick & the awesome power of being boring

How to build good habits, make them stick & the awesome power of being boring

Todays blog post is comes to you from Gregory Ciotti who writes at SparringMind.com where he explores creative work, productivity, habits, and human behaviour. To get his weekly essay on being a little better than you were yesterday, join his free newsletter. And while you’re in sign-up mode and if you want to read MY newsletter, then join… Continue Reading

The coffee drinker’s guide to better brain health

The coffee drinker’s guide to better brain health

Two early-morning long blacks. A lunchtime flat white (especially if I’m near a cafe). And sometimes a sneaky pick-me-up afternoon espresso. Time to come clean: that’s a typical day for me. I guess to many of you that might seem like WAY too much caffeine.  But I’m not too concerned because neuroscience shows that coffee has neuroprotective effects. Neuroscience… Continue Reading

The myth of the creative-right vs analytical-left brain: debunked

The myth of the creative-right vs analytical-left brain: debunked

I’m a neuroscientist by training. Popular culture would label me ‘logical, detail-oriented and analytical’. But when I was in high school, I considered applying to art school and pursuing career as a painter. Had I followed that path in life, would I be considered ‘creative, thoughtful and free-spirited’? No doubt you’ve heard people say that… Continue Reading

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