Neuroscience — So What?


Recently a valued friend and colleague, Sandy Bennetts,  dropped an idea into my head and put me in contact with Linda Ray of NeuroCapability.  Ever since that moment my head has been spinning in relation to neuroscience and how it can change the way we view and approach our human relationships, personally and organisationally.

Now, I am not sure about you, but neuroscience is one of those words that, over the past few years, has not been in my normal daily language…in fact, when I mention it to people in passing I generally receive a) that glazed over appearance or b) gee, you need to get out more…

The language and visibility of neuroscience is changing.  Google it a few years ago and you would be lucky to find a few entries.  Google it today and be amazed at the plethora of information in the public realm.  The figures look something like this: 2004 ~10 Google entries, 2011 ~20 000 Google entries, 2012 ~75 000 Google entries…

The definition of neuroscience according to the online Oxford dictionary is:

…Any or all of the sciences, such as neurochemistry and experimental psychology, which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain.

My definition is a little simpler: