March 2017 - The Neuroscience School

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The Truth about Motivation

The Truth about Motivation

What do you use to increase your motivation? Do you use visualization, mantras, declarations, or other self-help advice? The truth is that these techniques rarely work. They may make you feel better in the moment, but they don’t often lead to more work. In fact, they may make you feel worse in the long run.

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Metacognitive Therapy for Depression


Meta-cognitive therapy is an approach based on the metacognitive model where psychological disorders result from an inflexible and maladaptive response pattern to cognitive events labeled the Cognitive Attentional Syndrome. According to the metacognitive model of depression, rumination and worry is maintained by metacognitions and not by changes in mood or events.

This is an important study for coaches because MCT uses many of the techniques that we use with our clients. So this study offers some evidence, albeit indirect, that our approaches work.

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How Diet Can Resolve Depression

Diet and Depression

In recent years, there has been a lot of empirical evidence that relate diet to brain health. For instance, research has found a relationship between a healthy diet, protection from depression and maintenance of cognitive functioning and brain volume into old age. But these studies have all been correlational, meaning that they establish an association between diet and brain health, not that one causes the other.

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What Multi-tasking Really Costs You


In our 21st century world of wanting to do more and more in less time, skilled multi-tasking has become the holy productivity grail. But, the research shows that multi-tasking, the attempt to do two or more tasks at the same time, is really just fast task-switching and the costs are heavy - people make more mistakes or perform their tasks more slowly.

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