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Mindless Multitasking

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

Are you trying to get that promotion? Or a manager, trying to set the bar high?

It’s a fact that your boss and/or employees are subconsciously watching everything you do.

The Journal of Neuroscience published research proving that even when you lose your ability to see (cortical blindness) your amygdala still processes external stimuli. Your amygdala is the part of the brain that determines whether external stimuli is a threat.

In this study, a subject with full-cortical blindness could detect another person's facial expression. (The subject was in the machine and had no visibility and was exposed to gazes directed at him and gazes directed away from him.)

In other words, it didn't matter that his visual cortex couldn't catch the facial expression, even though he couldn't see the expression—another part of his brain did regardless.

Think twice about that the next time you whip out your computer pretending to “take notes” when you’re really sending emails during a meeting with your boss or employees.

You’re probably not fooling anyone.

We know that our brains and bodies are optimized for survival. But, it’s still shocking to think theunconscious mind processes about 11 million pieces of information per second.

So if you want to be taken seriously, as a mindful high performer:

  • bring a pen and paper to take notes

  • keep the phone away

  • use our mindful listening tools

If you want to learn more, sign up for my next program to increase your productivity by forever changing the way you listen. (Also, you will learn how we create neurotransmitters that help us connect with others.)


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