Pros & Cons of the human rational brain

Adopted from the book totled “Switch” by Chip and Dan Heath The human rational brain has the capacity to analyze and solve problem.This is unique and makes us separate from other animals Pros- 1) Visionary 2) willing to make short term sacrifices for long term gains 3) Is able to follow a map , perfectlyContinue reading “Pros & Cons of the human rational brain”

Pros & Cons of the human rational brain

Adopted from the book totled “Switch” by Chip and Dan Heath The human rational brain has the capacity to analyze and solve problem.This is unique and makes us separate from other animals Pros- 1) Visionary 2) willing to make short term sacrifices for long term gains 3) Is able to follow a map , perfectlyContinue reading “Pros & Cons of the human rational brain”

Pros & Cons of the human rational brain

Adopted from the book totled “Switch” by Chip and Dan Heath The human rational brain has the capacity to analyze and solve problem.This is unique and makes us separate from other animals Pros- 1) Visionary 2) willing to make short term sacrifices for long term gains 3) Is able to follow a map , perfectlyContinue reading “Pros & Cons of the human rational brain”

What is meant by “decision paralysis”?

Adopted from the book titled “Switch” by Chip and Dan Heath. Our rational brain referred to as the “rider” of the “elephant” or emotional brain gives us the unique capability to analyze a situation and take decisions. In the absence of a clear direction , give a multiple range of options this unique rational brainContinue reading “What is meant by “decision paralysis”?”

Role of “rider” & “elephant” in influencing change

The rider or the rational brain analyzes situation and provides the necessary direction to influence change. The elephant or the emotional limbic brain understands only signals and provides the passion to influence change. Thus for change to be driven both the “rider” and “elephant” need to be influenced with the necessary arousal to complement eachContinue reading “Role of “rider” & “elephant” in influencing change”

Scientifically driving change , in 3 steps

Adopted from the book titled “Switch” from Chip and Dan Heath. Three 3 steps to drive change are: 1) Direct the Rider – The rational brain referred to as the “Rider” needs to a crystal clear direction to be able to drive change 2)Motivate the elephant – Engaging the emotional limbic brain of humans thatContinue reading “Scientifically driving change , in 3 steps”

The “Planner” and “Doer” parts of the human brain

Human brain has two components one the rational brain and the other limbic brain. Whereas rational brain helps to plan for the future , the limbic or emotional brain often referred as the “elephant” is responsible for emotions. Thus the rational or analytical part of the brain is often referred to the “Planner” whereas theContinue reading “The “Planner” and “Doer” parts of the human brain”

What is unique about “Clocky” the alarm clock?

Gauri Nanda from MIT had designed a unique alarm clock with wheels named “Clocky”. This clock was meant to start moving across the room using the wheels instead of giving the provision to “snooze”. As a result of this the clock gave no chance to the user to neglect the alarm. What a great inventionContinue reading “What is unique about “Clocky” the alarm clock?”