How Brain Stimulation Can Boost Memory if Paired With Learning

In 47 CE, Scribonius Largus, court physician to the Roman emperor Claudius, described in his Compositiones a method for treating chronic migraines: place torpedo fish on the scalps of patients to ease their pain with electric shocks. Largus was on the right path; our brains are comprised of electrical signals that influence how brain cells communicate with each other and in turn affect cognitive processes such as memory, emotion, and attention.

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Your Brain on Business: How to Tap Your Full Potential

Did you know that western society and education may set you up to fail as an entrepreneur? Starting and managing your own business requires us to access our full potential as human beings, however most of us go into business with a brain handicap.

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Stephanie Staidle, founder of The Right Brain Academy, is a licensed art therapist and life performance coach who works with individuals to unlock their highest potential by tapping into an underused resource called right-brain thinking. Using techniques based in neuroscience, her methodology gets you UNSTUCK and moving in the best direction to make the changes you need to create a life of fulfillment and abundance, fast. Stephanie has been featured as an expert on NBC, Tedx, and has led full workshops at SXSW 2014 in Austin, TX and SXSW V2V 2015 in Las Vegas. Get her complimentary 3-part video training series HERE and learn scientifically proven methods to train your brain for success.

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Blue graphic of human head and brainwaves
04/13/2018
In 47 CE, Scribonius Largus, court physician to the Roman emperor Claudius, described in his Compositiones a method for treating chronic migraines: place torpedo fish on the scalps of patients to... read more
brain rising from cardboard box
12/28/2014
Did you know that western society and education may set you up to fail as an entrepreneur? Starting and managing your own business requires us to access our full potential as human beings, however... read more
Blue graphic of human head and brainwaves
04/13/2018
In 47 CE, Scribonius Largus, court physician to the Roman emperor Claudius, described in his Compositiones a method for treating chronic migraines: place torpedo fish on the scalps of patients to... read more
brain rising from cardboard box
12/28/2014
Did you know that western society and education may set you up to fail as an entrepreneur? Starting and managing your own business requires us to access our full potential as human beings, however... read more