Keeping Things Fun and Light With Dopamine

Do you have a high-dopamine neurosignature? Let’s find out! Are you the person who always has a joke up their sleeve and keeps a light,...

Why Fun At Work Is Vital

If you’re not having fun at work, you’re not perfoming at your best Having fun at work is not just a bonus. It is a...

Why it’s important to get things right the first time

When we first meet someone, we feel a warm surge of oxytocin. This softens us up a bit and makes us more flexible and open....

Brain-Friendly Friday: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Are you upset, or are you just thirsty? Feeling cranky at work? Maybe you’re “hangry,” but more than likely, you’re DEHYDRATED. When you feel sluggish...

Where Are My Highly-Intuitive People At?

What it means to have a high-estrogen neurosignature Would you describe yourself as highly-intuitive? If you are great at picking up on others’ “vibes,” you...

Wired For Social Connection

The (neuro)science of love, featuring my husband I had my husband fill out a personality test on our very first date.  For obvious reasons, he...

Paying too little is worse than paying nothing at all

If you attach a trivial monetary bonus to something that is usually considered part of a job description (such as arriving on time to work),...

Brain-Friendly Friday: How to Better Manage Overthinking

Why overthinking isn’t helpful, and what to do instead Constant rumination (overthinking things) makes a person much likelier to have or develop depression and anxiety....

Understanding The Negativity Bias

Are we hardwired for negativity? Your brain is programmed to pay NINE TIMES more attention to negative information compared to positive.  This isn’t to say...

Fun at work is not just nice to have

Why should you have fun at work? Aren’t you being paid to work, not to have fun?  When you’re having fun, your brain releases the...

Current articles and interviews from the German media


The Neurscience Behind Public Speaking

Conquer your fear of public speaking using neuroscience Being a public speaker is not necessarily the most obvious career choice for someone who spent most...
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The Brain-Friendly Workplace and Fidelis Leadership Podcast

Mike Ettore invited me to join him on the Fidelis Leadership Podcast to dive deep into The Brain-Friendly Workplace. If you’ve ever wanted to explore...
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Leadership and The Brain-Friendly Workplace

How to lead in a brain-friendly way This is the question that was covered in my past interview with Deutschlandfunk. Listen to the German interview...
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Hybrid Work – It’s Not Just Black and White

I have a hybrid view on hybrid work. You need to do what’s best for your business and also what is best for you.  Some...
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Brain-Friendly Friday: More Hours Does Not Mean More Productivity

Putting in more hours at work won’t make you more productive This is the time of year when you might feel the need to go...
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Do You Find Joy In Organization?

Neat and Tidy, and with a High-Serotonin Neurosignature If you’re one of those people who comes home from grocery shopping and immediately puts your food...
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Three Brain-Friendly Tips to Help You Reduce Stress and Anxiety

The Brain-Friendly Newsletter When it comes to managing stress and anxiety, the idea that the body can control the mind seems alien to many of...
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Das glückliche Gehirn

Eine Studie zeigt, dass Mitarbeiter in einem Acht-Stunden-Tag durchschnittlich nur knapp drei Stunden wirklich produktiv gewesen sind. Was können Unternehmen dagegen tun? Drei Tipps  1) Weg...
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Öfter mal ans Gehirn denken

Wir brauchen mehr Respekt davor, wie andere Menschen ticken, sagt Friederike Fabritius. Im Interview erklärt die Hirnforscherin, warum es durchaus hilfreich sein kann, sich auch...
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So lässt sich unsere Gehirnleistung steigern

Die Botenstoffe Dopamin, Acetylcholin und Noradrenalin bestimmen mit, welcher Arbeitstyp wir sind. Neurowissenschaftlerin Friederike Fabritius darüber, wie wir unsere Gehirnleistung im Job verbessern können.VON CHRISTINE LUGMAYR...
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