3 Easy Applications of Neuroscience in Real Life
I've always been fascinated with the human brain. What's so amazing to me is how little we really know about our brain, despite decades of intensive study. And even as we learn more, there is so much that cannot be explained, like when I know my sister has a problem and call her before she tells anyone anything is wrong.
My friend Melissa Hughes published a book late last year called Happy Hour with Einstein. I knew, based on my experience in being connected to her on LinkedIn and beBee, that the book would be approachable, fun, and insightful. I was right. What's more, though, is that it is neuroscience that we can apply to our daily lives to improve not only our own brain activity, but the brain activity in those around us.
Surprise can intensify emotion by up to 400%
Melissa Hughes in Happy Hour with Einstein
That one sentence changed my musical performance. I realized that I could improve my impact on an audience dramatically by including some element of surprise. During a performance recently, right before I sang one of my favorite songs "Hang on Little Tomato", I described the song to the audience, but only mentioned the title when the accompanying musicians started the introduction. The title caught the audience off guard and made them laugh, and then I sang what I consider an inspiring, emotional song. The audience loved it. In previous performances of that song, the audience enjoyed it, but when combined with that introduction, the emotion of the song had more impact.No Longer Virtual.
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