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Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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Why when feelings run high, it can get hard to stay focused

Why when feelings run high, it can get hard to stay focused

When I was in the UK last week, it was difficult to ignore the tension in the air. Every media update, TV panel discussion or radio interview seemed to have only one topic of discussion: the impending Scottish referendum.As a hybrid (Australianus Anglopithicus) it was...

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Managing distractions: How your brain keeps you focused

Managing distractions: How your brain keeps you focused

Paying attention seems to be getting harder and harder these days, primarily because we are subjected to so many distractions. The physiological process we use to stay on task involves using our pre-frontal cortex and is highly complex, because in order to focus the...

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Our distractions are killing us

Our distractions are killing us

It seems that hardly a week goes by without another awful media headline, a tragedy unfolds and the cause reveals itself to simply be lack of attention.An infant left in the back seat of a car by accident. A fall from a multi-storey car-park.A house-fire from...

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Can distractions ever be useful to improve performance?

Can distractions ever be useful to improve performance?

Distractions cause us pain because they diffuse our attention and cost us time and accuracy. This is because it puts the brain under greater cognitive load.But there are some instances where distraction can be useful and help performance.Such as at those times when...

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Parents are as distracted when driving as teenagers

Parents are as distracted when driving as teenagers

April is the National Distracted Driving Awareness month in the U.S. Perhaps we should encourage that here in Australia as well, because distracted drivers are dangerous and in the States responsible for over 3,300 deaths and over 400,000 injuries. Young people...

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Derailing your train of thought: it only takes 2.8 seconds

How often do you get interrupted during the day? Is it too often to count? And which type of disturbances have the greatest impact on your productivity?You may have experienced a number of instances where an interruption has caused you to lose valuable time on the...

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