Science has been slowly revealing how to retrain the brain. Day-to-day there are moments when something isn’t so pleasant. Consistent moodiness may trigger with an overly optimistic peer. Frequent disruptions are common with high-traffic noise in the walkway. A foggy brain after lunch disengages attention to detail.

Cognitive science is linking biological responses like those listed above with cultural experiences. Performance improves by changing daily experiences. Sound, taste, and visual responses are three biological initiatives for retraining the brain.

Here Is What You Hear

A new part of the brain was revealed through auditory testing. Scientists confirms the brain has neuroplasticity. This means the brain is capable to change patterns with thinking, feeling, and behaving. According to most recent research frequency-following responses is one way to improve  audible sensitivities and functioning.

Auditory processing really is improves active listening functionality including comprehension and problem solving. It also sifts through noisy environments to engage listening to a singular voice or instrument.

Questions to Ask:
  1. How does music effect work performance?
  2. What mechanical sounds surround your work space?
  3. How many repetitions of instructions before comprehension?

Food To Get High

In 2009 science discovered that overeating triggers changes in the brain. Additionally, science and doctors repeatedly share statistics and research on health benefits of a plant-based diet verses animal based. This 2013 article or the fact-based book How Not To Die reveal more on this subject.

Essentially, food is fuel. The healthier the fuel the greater prevention of injury, diseases, and fatal outcomes. Browse theses A to Z nutrition topics to watch and learn food facts.

Questions to Ask:
  1. What difficult to resist food is available in the workplace?
  2. What food is kept in view at the workplace?
  3. How many peers eat to live verses live to eat?

Surrounded By Support

This recent study supports what was also documented in 1997 about shared environments. Surroundings significantly impact the ability to cope. Studies are focusing on patterned causes to conditions including anxiety and disengagement. The ability to regulate awareness to concentrate on performance requires effort.

Deliberately removing stimuli may harm or help performance. Worst case scenarios of the surrounding environment encourage fear-related behaviors. Observe emotions in a variety of shared work spaces to identify common elements related to behavior responses.

Questions to Ask:
  1. What things within the workplace motivate performance?
  2. Where in the workplace is it safe to cope with fear-related responses?
  3. Where do peers go for encouragement?

The brain is complex. It is a treasure full of undiscovered talents and has the ability to be refined. To discover current performance behaviors and strategies for improvement schedule performance coaching and design. Each package is initiated with a performance assessment outlining current strengths and abilities to improve upon.