Why There’s No “Mindfulness Movement”

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But like so many conferences, it was more about the traffic, about drawing a crowd: lots of like-minded, predominantly white middle-aged folks gathering to share inspiration and congratulations. It featured serial, one-directional communication—sages from the stage—and left no time for questions, discussions, or for people to meet and talk with each other. Perhaps the most […]

Researchers discover which brain region motivates behavior change | EurekAlert! Science News

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Platt and his colleagues recorded neuron behavior in the posterior cingulate cortex. Neural activity there built up until it peaked, at which point the animals changed course, revealing correlational evidence that this spike in brain function leads to the divergent thinking and action rather than happens because of it. “If you increased activity in the […]

Scanning Your Environment

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Managers focused on enhancing operational efficiency, and they fixated on internal processes and procedures. As a result, they did not recognize key trends and changes in the marketplace. They did not spend enough time learning about new types of competitors. How can we become better at scanning our external environment? Here are four key steps […]

Revealing the hidden networks of interaction in mobile animal groups allows prediction of complex behavioral contagion. 

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By studying these interaction networks, we reveal the (complex, fractional) nature of social contagion and establish that individuals with relatively few, but strongly connected, neighbors are both most socially influential and most susceptible to social influence. Furthermore, we demonstrate that we can predict complex cascades of behavioral change at their moment of initiation, before they […]