Harness your brain
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Planet Science says: “Inside your head is a jelly-like organ that controls everything you do. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to think, run, dance or even breathe. But what makes your brain so special?
Your brain is like a powerful computer. It stores memories and controls how you move, breathe, think and react. Compared to other mammals about the same size as you, you have a big brain.
Your brain has lots of folds and wrinkles. The wrinkles increase the area of your brain, making lots of space for you to make connections between brain cells. More connections equal more brain power!
Here are our top five brain facts:
Top Universities have an article on 5 effective ways to boost your brain power, and these are:
Is brain power intelligence? What is intelligence? Just because someone has a degree does not mean they are intelligent or have more brain power. The can read and recall something and answer questions on the subject. That’s a particular type of intelligence.
Is it the ability to enter a pub quiz and win the competition – will that really get you further in your life goals or ambitions? Probably not.
There are different types of brain power.
There is information available which will help you formulate your action plan – both on our site and on external sites.
Mind Drive is all about understand your brain. How it works, what affects it. How to control it and how to look for the signs.
ChangeDrive is all about your ability and desire to change. It looks at statistics and information on how easy or difficult change can be.
It also looks at your history and reflects on moments in your life when you made radical change , was it easy or difficult.
ChangeDrive leads into action planning so if you feel you need to change a little then read the material in this section first.
MindValley is an organisation that creates programmes in human transformation, which you can join. Here Jim Kwik, who is an expert in memory improvement and brain performance, who is used as a trainer for organisations like Nike, Virgin,, etc.
It shows a video which will show you several things about the brain, including some tips about how to improve your brain’s performance, including exercises and even the best food to help your brain.
The link below takes you to a trailer for the full video, which leads on to the full 57 minute video.
One of the key attributes to brain power is emotional intelligence. You may have a brain the size of a planet but can you truly control it.
Take the emotional intelligence test from Psychology Today and see how much in charge of your brain you think you are.
Be careful – this is a long questionnaire with over 100 questions and it takes a LONG time to complete. You get a summary for nothing, and you can buy the full report for $9.95.
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In order for you to assess what you know about this health area, we suggest using a questionnaire. This might help you understand your situation in this area, or taking it might improve your understanding of the area.
You may be able to take this questionnaire online – either here on our site or on an external site – or download it and complete it on paper – it depends on copyright (and whether we’ve managed to build it on our site!).
The ways you can take a questionnaire:
We have two questionnaires on our site – you will see a brief description of two questionnaires, followed by tabs with the questionnaires contained. If you scroll down you will see links to external questionnaire(s) or downloads if there are any. Scroll down until you get to the right place for you!
The first quiz is about the brain, and just has 12 questions which you might find interesting.
You can download at least one questionnaire from our site. You will have to score the questionnaire yourself.
Many brain power tests are IQ type tests and often fall short of identifying real intelligence. Here we look at the brain itself – what is it and how does it work.
Try this brain power test and see how much you know about your brain.
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Times of change can be a challenge, no doubt! Whether it’s a relationship breakup, job loss, or being diagnosed with a serious health issue. Or you may WANT things to be different, but it feels a little scary or overwhelming. The butterfly reminds us change can be beautiful, even necessary, in order to realize our full potential and live our best life.