For most of us, the inner workings of our brain are like the insides of a black box. We know there is something going on there but don’t really understand it. With the advent of modern research techniques and some new theories of physiology, the brain is not completely a black box to everyone.
Eric Kandel received the Nobel Prize in 2000 for his work his research on the physiological basis of memory storage. The more we come to understand how the brain works, the more the possibilities grow that we can learn, relearn, and grow our IQ.
Kandel is now in his 80’s and just published a book titled, The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present.
While I’m not sure I will ever understand much of what he writes, his interviews are a patient and incredibly clear explanation of some core concepts in his mind. As a coach, insights like those of Eric Kandel let us raise the standard of what we do even higher. Take a few minutes and consider the possibility of becoming smarter and what the implication for this are for your business and your life.
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