A Daily Affirmation Can Drive Innovation

by Relmi Damiano on 21 March 2023

A Daily Affirmation Can Drive Innovation - About my Brain Institute

Resilient leaders can better handle adversity as it arises. We have seen how neglect and stress in childhood can wire the brain a certain way, and we understand that we can rewire the brain because of neuroplasticity. This means we can make changes, particularly if we work at it.

Read Story

Topics: Innovation Drive

The Importance of ‘Daydreaming’

by Relmi Damiano on 13 February 2023

The Importance of Daydreaming-About-my-Brain-Institute12

Neuroscience has shed some light on daydreaming or letting the mind wander. Humans spend up to half of their waking hours daydreaming. The ‘decoupling hypothesis’ proposes that when we daydream, brain resources are shifted away from our external environment to our internal environment …

Read Story

Was Steve Jobs Right About Connecting The Dots?

by Relmi Damiano on 10 November 2021

Was Steve Jobs right about connecting the dots?

Our brains are exposed to about 34 gigabytes of information per day.1 Some of these experiences, memories, or ideas are inevitably lost forever in the vaults of our minds, but some of these moments do leave a real memory that we can recall at will. Think of these moments, the ones we …

Read Story

Your Imagination Is A Powerful Tool - Are You Using It Effectively?

by Silvia Damiano on 30 January 2020

Your Imagination Is A Powerful Tool - Are You Using It Effectively? - About my Brain Institute

Without imagination, the world is colourless and flat. It’s like a garden with no flowers or a room with no windows. Imagination allows us to see things which may not exist in reality, and imagination flavours the world around us. Even though scientists do not have an exact understand …

Read Story

4 Ways To Improve Your Interactions With Others

by Silvia Damiano on 15 October 2019

4 Ways To Improve Your Interactions With Others - About my Brain Institute

Have you ever read about an organisation and felt a little (or maybe a lot) of envy? Have you wondered how they could accomplish such great things, and how they find and retain quality employees? While there can admittedly be some competition in business, there’s also often a sense of …

Read Story

4 Reasons An Art Gallery Can Improve Workplace Mental Health

by Silvia Damiano on 3 September 2019

4 Reasons An Art Gallery Can Improve Workplace Mental Health - About my Brain Institute

When you think of art, what do you think of? Do you hear the soaring notes of Mozart in your head? Or see the enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa? Or perhaps it’s the majestic curves of the Sydney Opera House that come to mind. There are many types of art to appreciate, but when was the last …

Read Story

What if You Could Do What You've Always Wanted To Do?

by Silvia Damiano on 16 July 2019

What-if-You-Could-Do-What-Youve-Always-Wanted-to-Do - About my Brain Institute

Our personal choices often go unnoticed when we get busy with life. Work, family, friends, everything is pulling our attention away from ourselves. Are there things you’ve always wanted to do, but you never seem to have the time? Focusing on yourself first (for once!) isn’t something …

Read Story

3 Ways to Increase Your Motivation and Drive

by Silvia Damiano on 11 June 2019

_hero-image-3 Ways to Increase Your Motivation and Drive - About my Brain Institute

Sometimes it is easy to know what motivates us. It might be the desire for more money to purchase a house, or a car, or whatever the heart yearns for. It might be the desire to do good and spread kindness to others in need. But, sometimes our motivation and drive start to lag, draggin …

Read Story

Print Isn’t Dead! Why Reading Print is Good for Your Brain

by Silvia Damiano on 23 May 2019


In Ray Bradbury’s story Fahrenheit 451, books are outlawed, and any that are found are promptly burned. When asked where he got his inspiration for the story, Bradbury stated the book was a commentary on how media (he was referring to television, but the Internet now has even compound …

Read Story

Why Reading is Such a Good Workout for the Brain

by Silvia Damiano on 9 May 2019

Why-Reading-is-Such-a-Good-Workout-for-the-Brain - About my Brain Institute

You probably read things all day long. Reports, emails, news articles, research--some or all of these likely cross your desk (or computer). But, do you take the time to indulge your curiosity and read fiction? To read for fun?

Read Story

4 Tips to Revamp Your Attitude for Success

by Silvia Damiano on 18 April 2019

4-Tips-to-Revamp-Your-Attitude-for-Success- About my Brain Institute

The prevailing attitude in the workplace can create the conditions needed for innovative growth, or it can lead to a toxic environment where new ideas are unwelcome. The willingness to embrace doing things in a new way and adopting a positive mindset in regards to experimentation are …

Read Story

How Can Human Innovation Thrive in the Era of AI?

by Silvia Damiano on 9 April 2019

How-Can-Human-Innovation-Thrive-In-The-Era-of-AI - About my Brain Institute

Human innovation is what sets us apart from other species on the Earth. This ingenuity has allowed us to progress from living in caves to living in cities sprawled across the world, and even to a presence in space. The notion that artificial intelligence will supplant human innovation …

Read Story

Subscribe by email

Get Email Notifications