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Jan Wigmore

Information Management Analyst, New Zealand Transport Agency in Wellington

Reading the Brain for Learning

PRESENTED ON OCT 15, 2016
IN WELLINGTON @ VOL 30

Jan Wigmore lifts the lid on understanding the functioning of the brain to better help children and adults that may have learning difficulties.

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Everybody Has a Brain

BY MARK FREEMAN
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

In overcoming OCD and a variety of other anxiety disorders, Mark Freeman was shocked to discover that all people have brains. This is the story of that discovery. (in English)

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Gender on the Brain

BY JARED ANGEL
IN NISHINOMIYA

Common stereotypes regarding gender and the brain are traced, evaluated and debunked. Jared explains ways in which gender boundaries are crossed in his fictional writing.

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How the Brain Tricks Itself

BY MANDY WINTINK
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

A neuroscientist, life coach and yoga teacher, Mandy Wintink shows a myriad of ways that our brain works to fool itself. At the core of this phenomenon is memory consolidation and reconsolidation, or how our brains actually use previously embedded memories, knowledge and context to "fill in the blanks" and absorb new information. 

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Design: Right Brain, Left Brain, or Somewhere in the Middle?

BY CHRISTOPHER GREGORY
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Christopher Gregory, an industrial designer shares his thoughts on how different mindframes guide design work, and how a wholistic, balanced perspective can help create meaning in our lives. What will you create?

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The Hidden Brain

BY RETHABILE MOLOI
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 23, 2016

Nkgopoleng Moloi presents her views on how do we view and understand things with our hidden brain and effectively communicate with each other and the messages we convey

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Emotions in the musician's brain

BY ELVIRA BRATTICO
@ SPOT FESTIVAL ON APR 30, 2016

Under the headline "Music is language" Elvira Brattico, who is a brain scientist, is giving a presentation about the connection between brain and music.

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Sex, PrEP and the Adolescent Brain

BY DEFINATE NHAMO
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 19, 2016

Definate Nhamo discusses the advances in treatment for sexually transmitted deseases including HIV 

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Get out of my head. My brain is not 2 halves but one thing.

BY TIM MEHLHORN
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2017

Tim Mehlhorn provides a unique perspective on the whole "left brain" vs "right brain" argument.

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Blame the Brain

BY SIMONE CASTELLO
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 20, 2017

Did you know that we have 50,000 thoughts in a day and in most people 70% of these are negative? Simone Castello shares her journey towards positive thinking, discarding toxic emotional baggage while trying to relax and enjoy life.