Author: Moheb Costandi All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason.’ Immanuel Kant (1787) The brain’s main output: According to Daniel Wolpert – a British Neuroscientist - we have a brain for one reason and one reason only; to produce adaptable and complex movements. The [...]
In 2015 a diverse range of thinkers – known as the London Futurists – met to ponder the exponential change likely to take place over the next decade. The book - Anticipating 2025: A guide to the radical changes that may lie ahead, whether or not we’re ready - is a compilation of their papers. [...]
The cult of positive thinking dictates that if you’re unfalteringly optimistic and invest a lot of time in dreaming big, you’ll become rich and successful, thin and beautiful, and attract the best partner in the world. The cult warns that if you don’t think optimistically or dream big, the consequences are ghastly: you’ll get nowhere, [...]
Ancient circuitry, anticipation, addiction Heather Dugmore interviews Steph about the neuroscience of addiction. The familiar routes we follow to our bottle store, shopping centre, drug dealer, illicit affair, online porn site … these are physical or electronic routes but at the same time they create well-trodden mental pathways in our brains with powerful feelings of [...]
All fired up about the wiring of the human brain BY SUE GRANT-MARSHALL, SEPTEMBER 10 2015, Steph’s new book launched in Business Day STEPH Vermeulen, pioneer in EQ – emotional intelligence – has spent the century so far studying research on brains. Now, in one short book, she’s turning the approach to grey matter upside [...]
For a massive jolt of inspiration about our tomorrows, take a look at this startling video (11mins) about the 4th Industrial Revolution (4iR) produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF): Watch the video here: “A key feature of the 4iR is it doesn’t change what we are doing but it will change us.” [...]
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” Nobel Laureate, George Bernard Shaw, penned this farsighted observation lightyears before anyone knew the pace of change would accelerate from 0 – 60 in a nanosecond. Technology has progressed in giant strides – especially in Neuroscience –now we know the brain reshapes itself endlessly, making [...]
Steph interviewed by Ryan Hogarth on the inspiring future we face in this digital age.
BusinessDay TV Masterclass: Communication – Assertiveness vs Over-Confidence BusinessDay TV Masterclass: The truth about criticism and what to do with your ‘best’ critics.
BusinessDay TV Masterclass on emotional intelligence: Steph discusses how scientific findings have advanced the field of EQ to Personal Intelligence (EQ+IQ) and how we can manage emotions so that we can think clearly. BusinessDay TV Masterclass on breaking bad habits: Steph discusses how behaviour [...]