WELCOME TO THE

WORKSHOP ON USING BRAIN
SCIENCE TO PEAK PERFORMANCE
Shhankar Ganesh
July 6,2013
INTRODUCTION TO BRAIN,MIND AND RELATIONSHIPS

Neuro Plasticity of brain

8 BEST WAYS OF EXERCISING YOUR BRAIN
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFUL BRAIN

INTRODUCTION TO FEEL GOOD HORMONES

CYCLE OF EXCELLENCE(PART)
Why neuro science
• Our ability to know our own minds as well as
to sense the inner world of others may be
singular human ...
WHERE IS HERE?????
We all have MAP of the world in our heads
Our MAP is updated through our senses.
We each take in information through a natural preferred
combination of senses (call...
MAPS
Maps are the Neuro
circuit that gets fired
in the brain until we
are familiar with the
objects/situation
We use Maps ...
How Mind MAP
I am the figment of my
Imagination -I MAP

You are the figment of my
Imagination-YOU MAP
I am the figment of ...
What is Imagination
• It is a artificial constructions of world
which we think we are perceiving
• Dendritic confabulation...
Objective Reality VS Subjective Reality
All that we are experiencing in
our minds are the maps which
we have created which we hold
in the working memory of our
fr...
How Many Colours you see?
Structure of Neurons

• Working from home
• Working offsite
• Technology
requirements
Every Human brain is Unique and Very creative
Hand Model of Brain
Dr.Dan Siegel’s definition of ―mind‖ • “A core aspect of the mind can be defined as an
embodied and relational process tha...
W? Traingle of Well Being

RELATIONSHIP

ENERGY AND
INFORMATION
FLOW

MIND

BRAIN
Mind
Conscious
Mind

•
•
•

We are aware of.
Part that is doing the task
Our Brain is not capable of Multi tasking

•

It ...
FLOW OF DATA/INFORMATION
Schematic of the Six layered Cortical Column and the Bottom -up and top-down flow of Information
...
Intelligence operating at Molecular level-(Inside our
body)

New
Environment
Exercising your Brain
Eight Ways to enhance your Physical,Mental and
Spiritual Health
8. Smile
7.Stay Intellectually Activ...
Faith Comprises of three components of
Subjective Energies
– Desire
– Belief
– Expectancy
Placebo
Nocebo
Pilot Jesica
What is Mindfulness-Mindful brain
• Mindfulness is deliberately paying
full attention to what is happening
around you and ...
Mindfulness

•
•
•
•
•
•
•

We get around 60,000 thoughts in a day and
90% of the thoughts are same as previous day
Though...
Mindful brain Exercise
•
•
•
•

Eating Mindfully
Leaving no traces in the Bathroom
Telephone Meditation
Mindful driving

•...
What happens inside the brain of a
Meditator
Dr.Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
Neuroplasticity of Brain
Our Capacity for creating new neural connections and growing neurons in
response to experience

•...
Myelin Sheath-Talent code
• Jeremy
– His first day
– Mistakes made
– Successes achieved
– The moral of the story
Hormones Create link between the
Body and Mind
• Managing Stress effectively is more about changing our reaction to stress...
Cycle
• As Stress levels go up,the body releases cortisol
• Elevated Cortisol inhibits fat burning and stimulates
sugar bu...
Silence is not an absence of sound; it is the
presence of meaning,
In an age of increasing electronic chatter —
24x7 telev...
• Be Present mindfully
• Meditate for 20 minutes a day
• Understand 4M-power (Mind,Meals,Muscle and Motions)
• Drink plent...
God grant me the serenity to accept the
things I cannot change; the courage to
change the things I can; and the
wisdom to ...
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  1. 1. WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP ON USING BRAIN SCIENCE TO PEAK PERFORMANCE Shhankar Ganesh July 6,2013
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION TO BRAIN,MIND AND RELATIONSHIPS Neuro Plasticity of brain 8 BEST WAYS OF EXERCISING YOUR BRAIN
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION TO MINDFUL BRAIN INTRODUCTION TO FEEL GOOD HORMONES CYCLE OF EXCELLENCE(PART)
  4. 4. Why neuro science • Our ability to know our own minds as well as to sense the inner world of others may be singular human talent , the key to nurturing healthy minds and hearts. • We can Scientifically ground the psychological and spiritual tools for our self healing and well being and improve human relationship.
  5. 5. WHERE IS HERE?????
  6. 6. We all have MAP of the world in our heads
  7. 7. Our MAP is updated through our senses. We each take in information through a natural preferred combination of senses (called modalities) : See Smell Auditory Taste Touch-Kinesthetic / Tactile
  8. 8. MAPS Maps are the Neuro circuit that gets fired in the brain until we are familiar with the objects/situation We use Maps to identify anything and everything in the world which we perceive as Real
  9. 9. How Mind MAP I am the figment of my Imagination -I MAP You are the figment of my Imagination-YOU MAP I am the figment of your Imagination –ME MAP IMAGINATION
  10. 10. What is Imagination • It is a artificial constructions of world which we think we are perceiving • Dendritic confabulation of world which is Inner reality. • It is far removed from Outer Reality as far as one possibly get
  11. 11. Objective Reality VS Subjective Reality
  12. 12. All that we are experiencing in our minds are the maps which we have created which we hold in the working memory of our frontal lobe for 30 seconds or less
  13. 13. How Many Colours you see?
  14. 14. Structure of Neurons • Working from home • Working offsite • Technology requirements
  15. 15. Every Human brain is Unique and Very creative
  16. 16. Hand Model of Brain
  17. 17. Dr.Dan Siegel’s definition of ―mind‖ • “A core aspect of the mind can be defined as an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information.” • Regulatory function • Monitor and Modify the energy flow by observing and change the flow by directing our attention
  18. 18. W? Traingle of Well Being RELATIONSHIP ENERGY AND INFORMATION FLOW MIND BRAIN
  19. 19. Mind Conscious Mind • • • We are aware of. Part that is doing the task Our Brain is not capable of Multi tasking • It is one layer deeper. We install Science,Maths Maths,Scicen Skills like Driving, Operating Instruments and Playing and instrum Auto Pilot • It is sending trillions of impulses to a hundred trillion cells e t Trillio cells within very fraction of a second. Breathing, Bigesting,w Digesting,Walking and Growth of Muscles and tissues Sub conscious Unconscious Mind
  20. 20. FLOW OF DATA/INFORMATION Schematic of the Six layered Cortical Column and the Bottom -up and top-down flow of Information Layers TOP-Down Top-Down Dominance Top Down 1 2 3 AWARNESS 4 5 6 Visceral Maps Data Ghut Feeling Bottom-Up Bottom-Up Bottom-Up Dominance
  21. 21. Intelligence operating at Molecular level-(Inside our body) New Environment
  22. 22. Exercising your Brain Eight Ways to enhance your Physical,Mental and Spiritual Health 8. Smile 7.Stay Intellectually Active 6. Consciously Relax –Centring Exercise 5.Yawn 4.Meditate 3.Aerobic Exercise 2.Dialogue with Others 1.Faith
  23. 23. Faith Comprises of three components of Subjective Energies – Desire – Belief – Expectancy
  24. 24. Placebo Nocebo
  25. 25. Pilot Jesica
  26. 26. What is Mindfulness-Mindful brain • Mindfulness is deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you and within you –in your body,heart,and mind. • Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment.
  27. 27. Mindfulness • • • • • • • We get around 60,000 thoughts in a day and 90% of the thoughts are same as previous day Thoughts are the result of thinking Silence enable us to connect to intelligence You get inspired thoughts which may be the result of primal cause You intentionally focus your mind to achieve goals Intention is the precursor to thoughts
  28. 28. Mindful brain Exercise • • • • Eating Mindfully Leaving no traces in the Bathroom Telephone Meditation Mindful driving • Mindful walking
  29. 29. What happens inside the brain of a Meditator Dr.Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
  30. 30. Neuroplasticity of Brain Our Capacity for creating new neural connections and growing neurons in response to experience • Neurogenesis- Stimulation of Neurons for growth • Myelinogenesis=Talent code • Synaptogeneisis=Reducing Refractory period between firing and resting of neurons
  31. 31. Myelin Sheath-Talent code • Jeremy – His first day – Mistakes made – Successes achieved – The moral of the story
  32. 32. Hormones Create link between the Body and Mind • Managing Stress effectively is more about changing our reaction to stress than attempting to avoid stressful situations. • Under stress,the body stops making the feel good hormones that keep us health and happy • Hurried lives create enormous stress even when our physical needs are being met • Testosterone for Men and Oxytocin , Estrogen , Progressterone for Women, serotonin ,dopamine are feeling good hormones • Cortisol is stress related hormone .Prolonged elevated cortisol level in our body is harmful mainly to Neuron growth and activation. • Adrenal glands is switch that triggered by our brain to produce either feeling good hormones or stress hormone Cortisol • We can change the way stress affects our bodies even if we can’t change the world
  33. 33. Cycle • As Stress levels go up,the body releases cortisol • Elevated Cortisol inhibits fat burning and stimulates sugar burning • The muscles begin using up sugar • Blood sugar levels begin to drop • The brain orders you to eat more sugar • More cortisol is released to stabilize the fluctuating blood • The cycles begins again
  34. 34. Silence is not an absence of sound; it is the presence of meaning, In an age of increasing electronic chatter — 24x7 television, mobile phones, Twitter, SMSs — “getting the silent bits right” is becoming more and more difficult. And, for that reason, more and more necessary.
  35. 35. • Be Present mindfully • Meditate for 20 minutes a day • Understand 4M-power (Mind,Meals,Muscle and Motions) • Drink plenty of water • Accept people, situations and events as they are, not as you wish they were, in this moment • Commune with nature: spend quality time with nature
  36. 36. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. — REINHOLD NIEBUHR, THE SERENITY PRAYER

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