What Inspires Us.
Below is a showcase that we've assembled, which give links to different videos and media that motivate us. All of these have had a significant impact on the way we see the world, and how that translates into our work.
The Neurons That Shaped Civilization
V.S. Ramachandran has been referred to by many as "The Marco Polo of Neuroscience". In this ground-breaking TED Talk, he discusses how Mirror Neurons, a subgroup of braincells have us learn by watching others completely outside of our conscious awareness. What are we defending if we don't know we learned it in the first place?
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.
We are in a new world of work which requires more brain and less muscle. Yet old style management still drives people hard by rewards and punishment. Old management does not manage the new work well. Learn the surprising truths about what motivates us when we engage our cognitive skills.
Promise of Tech and the Brain
The debates (largely generational) rage about whether video games are great and harmless fun or an addictive waste of time. Watch how a group of scientists at the University of California in San Francisco are combining the fun of video games with the promise of eeg brain-training. This is cutting edge.
Sensory Deprivation and the Developing Brain
If V.S. Ramachandran is "The Marco Polo of Neuroscience," then James W. Prescott is "The Galileo of Neuropsychology." If you would like to know the two variables that separate violent from peaceful cultures, this is not to be missed. Be prepared to be blown away!
Rules for Rulers
File this one under "Context". We live in cultures. Cultures have rules. Rules determine how we live. The Rules for Rulers determine how cultures form. This may be the best explanation of how politics work that you ever see.
This is Your Brain on NeurOptimal®
NeurOptimal can help people in more ways than one, big and small. These testimonials illustrate just how many areas of their lives have improved because of their NeurOptimal training. As you watch, keep track of how many of these apply to you... you may be surprised!
Did You Know - 2016
We are in technological and social revolutionary times. Did you Know gives you a glimpse of the unprecedented speed in which we now live.
Introducing the Helical Outpost
See the Future 1.0.
Gratitude HD - Moving Art
At Better Minds Group, we hope to show everyone that there is a lot to live for, that life is special. This is the video equivalent of slowing down and smelling the roses. Life is beautiful, and this narrated montage of music and art aims to make everyone a little more grateful.
The Science of Human Empowerment
Through the research of Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. John Cairns, and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. This new field of Epigenetics shows that random mutations of genes and natural selection control about 5% of DNA change. Instead, DNA is managed by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts.
Charlie Rose's Series on the Brain: Introduction
Charlie Rose brings some of the worlds greatest brain researchers to his table for this series on the brain and its workings.
Caroline Myss on Super Soul Sunday Playlist
Carolyn Myss is an "energy intuitive," one who is able to diagnose illnesses from afar. She made her reputation working with the distinquished Dr. Norm Sheely, one of the fathers of modern holistic medicine. Carolyn is also wise. Two of the best in great conversation about life, love, and being true to thyself.
Map Shows How Religion Spread Around the World
The Age of Agriculture began approximately 10,000 years ago. The first of the five major modern religions began about 5000 years ago. Pull the lens back. See a bigger picture.
Putting the History of Earth Into Perspective
What you see depends upon where you hold the lens. This pulls that lens waaay back.
Learning from a Barefoot Movement
The first shall be last and the last shall be first. Learn how here.
The Happy Secret to Better Work
Mainstream science about happiness is broken and backwards. Being "successful" doesn't necessarily lead to being happy. Most of our long-term happiness is determined by our perception of our external world. If we focus more on the positive aspects of life we are more likely to experience long-term happiness. At Better Minds Group this is one of our core messages. We work with you to change your perceptions by healing the emotional reactions that fuel negative thinking, and opening you to trust the positive this life also offers.
Hell as an Invention of the Church
Ex-Priest John Shelby Spong argues that Hell was created by the Church as a way of controlling people through fear. The fear of eternal damnation in Hell is something that has regulated people of faith for many centuries. This fear has directly and indirectly changed the way people think and live their lives, adding baggage few can carry.