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If you think this is just another podcast, think again. We are the heart and soul of crucial conversations focused on helping you reimagine your tomorrow and exploring the convergence of people, technology and business. Geeks Geezers Googlization is hosted by Ira S Wolfe.

Dec 1, 2023

From debunking attention span and multitasking rumors to unlocking the secrets of human connection, renowned Wharton neuroscientist Michael Platt debunks myths about the brain and uncovers the science behind optimizing workplace performance in the future of work. Learn about cutting-edge studies on brain synchrony, the impact of modern technology on creativity, and how to foster a culture of love in the workplace. Discover how wearable brain monitoring devices can transform your business and elevate employee engagement. Don't miss out on the exclusive tips and strategies shared in this game-changing episode. Tune in now and revolutionize your business today


Key Takeaways:

1. Employee connection and engagement: The decline in company loyalty and the epidemic of loneliness and deaths of despair in the workplace are devastating for productivity and innovation. Neuroscience offers hope and reveals how brain synchrony predicts trust and communication.

2. The brain's limited capacity to multitask debunked: Michael Platt shares the impact of phone usage and other distractions on creativity and exploration and emphasizes the importance of disengagement and downtime for brain health.

3. Wearable brain monitoring devices: Michael Platt delves into the potential of wearable platforms for improving brain health, workplace optimization, and nonclinical purposes, addressing privacy concerns.

4. The Power of Habits: With a new year and the proliferation of new year resolutions just a few weeks away, Michael Platt delves into why behavior change is so difficult and adaptability more important than ever. "Habits, you know, are hard to break. [And that’s because] one of the first things brains learned to do on this planet was to repeat things that made the world a little bit better for you." Fortunately, our brains are malleable if we follow what neuroscience tells us to do.

Additional Resources:

Michael Platt Bio

The Leader's Brain

Wharton Neuroscience Institute

Nano Tools