Monday, January 27, 2014

33voices features the Theory of Cognitive Modes

Thanks to 33voices founder and president Moe Abdou, our discussion of the Theory of Cognitive Modes went live today. Click here to listen to the interview and see the extraordinary slide deck.

For those unfamiliar with 33voices, it is becoming a leading forum for thought leaders in business, innovation, leadership, life and startups.

Here is Moe's introduction to the interview:

"In 2006, when Daniel Pink’s epic manifesto, A Whole New Mind, became the inspiration for the creative class, the world was convinced that the twenty-first century belongs to the ‘creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers’ in essence, the right-brain thinkers. Pink shared a compelling perspective that described a future where linear and analytical thinking will no longer be sufficient to surviving, rather its the ‘right-brain qualities of inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness, and meaning - increasingly will determine who flourishes and who flounders.’ The science is persuasive, but listen to Stephen Kosslyn and G. Wayne Miller and their evidence might suggest otherwise.

"In their book, Top Brain, Bottom Brain, Kosslyn and Miller suggest that how you think is actually shaped by your different brain regions, here’s why:"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Our new Psychology Today blog debuts!

 Today, we published the first post on our new Psychology Today blog: The Theory of Cognitive Modes. We will be posting regularly -- original content, answers to reader questions, excerpts from Top Brain Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights Into How You Think, and more.

Here is how we began:

In the posts ahead, we will explore in depth the Theory of Cognitive Modes, a new way of understanding thought and behavior that, until now, has largely remained inside scientific circles. We will discuss everyday implications of the theory that might help you, the reader, in matters ranging from relationships to family dynamics to work to your own voyage of personal discovery. We promise a lively and sometimes provocative experience. We welcome input from you and we will address your observations and questions as best we can. Please write.

Read more from our maiden post and check back often for new guidance, observations, explication and more...

Stephen and Wayne: The Psychology Today blog.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

'Startling revelations' in book, says Italian medical publication

Dossier Medicina: The Online News Magazine of Medicine goes on to explore the book, "which aims to reflect on the implications, all testable, this new way of analyzing brain and thought," according to a Google translation.

"The four modes of operation and interaction identified by Kosslyn and Miller high for the brain and the lower brain," Dossier Medicina says, "are called Dynamic ('Mover'), Thoughtful ('Perceiver'), Creative ('Stimulator') and elastic (Adaptor)." Read the full article here.

Italy is one of several foreign markets where the book is being sold (China, Japan, Russia and Korea are others). And the foreign press has paid attention since before publication, with articles in Brazil, Mexico, Korea and elsewhere.
Dossier Medicina illustration