The neuroscience of habits

See last week's post The Power of Habits - What is a Habit? for the introduction to this month's blog topic. The neuroscience around understanding habits has evolved dramatically in recent years. With medical scanning technology scientists and medical researchers alike have powerful tools to understand our brain. These tools allow them to see what is … Continue reading The neuroscience of habits

The Power of Habits -What is a Habit?

Understanding how your brain uses habits can help you be more productive with your time. You can use conscious habit-setting to achieve all sorts of change, including becoming more tech-savy. This month we are looking at Habits, as the last topic in our tech-free winter blog series. Since we are focused in this blog series … Continue reading The Power of Habits -What is a Habit?

Beyond the Five Senses – Part 4 Dealing with Technology

Today we conclude our look at the senses, with a look at how understanding your senses can help you deal with technology in the digital world. Links to the previous posts in this series, and a summary of the content: Understand what a sense is and why senses are important, including to a person's mental … Continue reading Beyond the Five Senses – Part 4 Dealing with Technology

Environmental Compliance Conference 2018 in Auckland

The NZPI announced the programme for the ECC's annual conference in Auckland in November 2018. I'm delighted to be speaking at the conference. My presentation is called Working Alongside the Bots. It will explore how our work in compliance will change with artificial intelligence. This is a hot topic for the media right now. The … Continue reading Environmental Compliance Conference 2018 in Auckland

Beyond the Five Senses – Part 3 Sensory Engagement

We continue our topic of human senses with a look at the importance of sensory engagement in a person's well-being. We will focus on: why senses matter to well-being the challenges of sensory engagement in the urban environment the role of sensory experience in the development of children. 1. Why do the senses matter to … Continue reading Beyond the Five Senses – Part 3 Sensory Engagement