How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do Everything Better

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

If you were asked, “Does your hand belong to you?” you would naturally say, “Of course.” But ask neuroscientists the same question and they will turn the question back on you: How do you know it’s your own hand? In fact, how do you know that you have a body? What makes you think you […]

Preparing for Your Big Leap – How to Begin

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

If you would like to make your journey to the Zone of Genius smooth and rapid, please take a moment now to answer four questions. Start with this fundamental one: Am I willing to increase the amount of time every day that I feel good inside? When I use the phrase “feel good,” I’m talking […]

Imagine Yourself Depositing a Million-Dollar Check

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

The dictionary defines a distinction as something that’s different and bears the mark of excellence. When we say someone is a “man of distinction, “we’re expressing that he has something special that other men don’t have. We remark, “How wonderful for him! But of course, I couldn’t have what he has. I don’t have his […]

A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey into Consciousness

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

It was 7:00 am on December 10, 1996. I awoke to the familiar tick-tick-tick of my compact disk player as it began winding up to play. Sleepily, I hit the snooze button just in time to catch the next mental wave back into dreamland. Here, in this magic land I call “Thetaville”—a surreal place of […]