Join top podcast host Noah Rasheda as he livestreams his Secular Buddhism interview with Ellen (who is very excited…). Tune in Monday, November 27 at 9am PST HERE.
One thing about the brain: there’s always something new to learn. Here are some favorites – from classics that will help you understand your brain’s natural tendencies and abilities to breakthrough insights on putting neuroscience to work.
I’m a big fan of the book “Your Brain at Work” by David Rock. If you want a guided tour of your major brain functions and how they work both on their own and when you direct them: here’s where you begin.
I like the way the Green Brothers of Crash Course fame talk about dopamine and serotonin, here:
If you recall the section in The Happiness Hack called “How To L*E*A*R*N,” I talk about how the brain strengthens connections to your most active thoughts while you sleep. My recent article about how the brain curates important thoughts while you sleep, and this, on the brain’s “delete button,” further explain this important brain function.
Worried about tech dependency and how it’s affecting your brain – or the brain of someone you care about? Perhaps one of these articles will be useful:
- ‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia (The Guardian)
- Nest Founder: “I wake up in cold sweats thinking, what did we bring to the world?” (Fast Company Design)
Assorted articles I’m learning from:
- The Decline of Play and Rise of Mental Illness in Children (Psychology Today)
- The Amazing Fertility of the Aging Mind (BBC.com)
- How Boredom Can Lead to Your Most Brilliant Moments (TED)