The Mind

Who makes "your" decisions?

One of the most surprising scientific findings about the brain is that while we think we make our decisions rationally and logically, it can be proved that in fact, we don’t. It’s the unconscious part of our mind that actually decides what we’re going to do. That’s obviously vital information for anyone who wants to …

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What is it about metaphor?

In The Master and His Emissary, Iain McGilchrist explores the relationship between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. And it’s no accident that he’s used a powerful metaphor as the title of his book. I’m still less than halfway through his book (after hearing McGilchrist speak at the NLP Conference last month) but …

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Effortless imagining

Our minds have far more potential than we think. As you probably know, scientists have shown that conscious thinking uses only about five per cent of the brain’s capacity. You may have started to wonder what the other 95 per cent of the mind is up to: is it working for you, working against you, …

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