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The BrainFriendly Workplace: 5 Big Ideas From Neuroscience That Address Organizational Challenges by Erika Garms

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CHAPTER 6

Neuroplasticity

“The way we pay attention to the world can make a huge difference in the way we experience it.” —Gabrielle Leblanc

 

Our adult brains are similar to a three-pound mound of tofu in consistency, texture, and in weight. The shape is essentially “brain-like” (slightly kidney bean-shaped), but the brain’s shape can and does vary across a person’s lifetime and across individuals. What one attends to, draws more blood flow to the active neural networks associated with that thing, person, activity, or behavior. So a New York ...

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