Brain at Work


Nature of brain


stage is small
theatre has limited resources
actors are needy

Hard Shit our brain has to do


Understanding
Deciding
Memorizing
Recalling
Inhibiting

Understanding

creating maps



Deciding

activating and choosing maps


Memorizing

holding maps in attention, encoding

Recalling

searching and retrieving maps

Inhibiting

trying not to activate a map

Overcoming weaknesses


Use visuals. They are highly efficient constructs.

Get things out of your head: write them down

 Divide the day into blocks of time

Do conscious thought activities first, like prioritizing

Don´t think when you don´t have to

Avoid distractions

Emotions


Peak performance happens when they are right

regulate neurochemistry

EMotional Triggers


Uncertainty

Status

Fairness

Relatedness


(Remember this when talking to others too)

Fixing Emotions

Substances

"The director"

Labeling

Reappraisal
uncertainty
status
fairness
Relatedness

CHANGE





Attention