50 Neuroscience Links for Business

Know your fellow man and you’ll know business. Know your own mind and you’ll know your fellow man.

Catching up on how science sees our minds can benefit you socially, personally, and in the workplace. Here are 50 neuroscience links that will amp up your business circuitry.

Skills
You can use neuroscience and neuropsychology to sharpen your own skill set, both in the workplace and in life. See how you can benefit from the tips below.

Seven ways to avoid becoming the boss from hell.

Networking hint: We prefer to socialize with people who sound like us.

Why many people learn well in one-on-one settings.

The pitfalls and benefits of goal setting.

Caffeine makes us easier to persuade.

Defense mechanisms lead to crucial outcomes in peoples’ lives.

How touch influences social perceptions.

Are fast talkers more persuasive?

7 quick tips to avoid a meltdown.

To detect when someone is lying, you need to also be able to see when they’re telling the truth.

The psychology of time-pressured sales.

Dying to work overtime? The results may be literal.

Getting along with a younger boss.

Mastering Your Mind
Knowing how your mind works takes you one step closer to mastering it.

Brain clutter—what’s left undone lingers on.

A wandering mind is an unhappy mind.

Why balanced arguments are more persuasive.

Human thought can voluntarily control neurons in the brain. Thoughts, in other words, are powerful little critters.

Thoughts of religion prompt acts of punishment.

When does a healthy ego cross the line?

What the Internet is doing to our brains.

What happens when you hit a mental traffic jam.

Ten words that build trust.

What working memory is and how to improve it.

What you need to do to maintain your brain.

Walking slows cognitive decline.

Here’s a double resource on how to improve your attention and learn about the effects of culture on your brain.

Our minds are metaphor machines.

Companies, Products, and Advertising
Companies are using neuroscientific findings more and more to influence marketing, advertising, and product design efforts. Here are some ways it’s happening.

Why you want to value your young employees: Younger brains are easier to rewire.

Making ads that whisper to the brain.

How Wii and Kinect hack into your emotions.

Advertising’s hidden second message.

Does using beauty as an advertising tool always work?

Social media is more hype than silver bullet.

Why the office is not an ideal place to work.

Brains and Economics
Neuroeconomics is a new and promising field. Here are some important recent findings.

Why our brains go for market bubbles.

Neuroeconomics and incentives: Does paying students to perform work?

The scent of anxious people actually encourages risk-taking.

Poor people are better at reading emotions than rich people.

Research on the link between charismatic CEOs and stock price—featuring Steve Jobs.

More Cool Research and Facts
Learn even more about brains below.

Sleep makes your memory stronger, and helps with creativity.

Dogs have bigger brains than cats because they’re more sociable, research suggests.

Men and women respond differently to stress.

How culture evolved by adapting itself to our brains.

Another look at the 10% brain myth.

Brain imaging shows that different cultures have different brains.

Mind Hacks is a consistently excellent blog on psychology and neuroscience.

Why we do dangerous things and how to stop.

Psychopaths and social contracts.

The British government is nudging good behavior through, among other things, good citizen punch cards.

Personality and motivation.

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