An email from Charlie Fern, White House Speech writer, with links to scientists who extract images directly from the brain. reminded me to question new brain analysis technology. What specific tool could it offer my clients at the MITA International Brain Based Center? Do you look at dynamic new insights in your field, with an eye to benefiting today from discoveries?
To approach new research with questions about practical applicability is the opposite of merely criticizing the work’s shortcomings.
Instead, thoughtful questions capitalize on practical possibilities in ways that visibly display the benefits of that research. This process moves you into action that leads to innovation. Simply pose questions to the work that extend growth of your own competitive edge through innovation adaptations.
Smart Skill 4 – Question Research to Create Cutting Edge Tools
Here are a few questions I ask of research in any brain related areas that I deem to be valid and reliable:
How might new discoveries impact life and work in an organization? In this case Japan’s Labs reconstruct images inside a person’s brain and display them on computer monitors. I’ll read on.
What is the main thread in the research that relates to life and work? This research showed changed brain activity such as blood flow as a key factor to view various images within the brain. This notion of changed mental activity is a concept used often when we consider choices people make for prosperity or poverty in any area. Am I finding a relevant hook here to hang new ideas for tools? Back to the reading.
How did the research help change or show growth? When participants looked at new images, their brains reconstructed new meanings and their mental images changes. Now I find myself wondering how much brainpower we gather by the icons and images we observe? That makes a difference to how we spend a day, and what we choose to display around us or seek out. What we see changes our minds! Onward…
How will this research help us to understand and use brain activity? The research suggests that in 10 years this research will enable us to read a person’s thoughts with some degree of accuracy. I find myself wondering how my own awareness can get a jump start on this discovery.
What tool could be created from this discovery? Based on the importance of building awareness for what a human mind is thinking at any moment and what changes that thought, I created a brain training tool that fosters awareness of others around us. The object of this tool is to grow a higher TQ by knowing and being known. It will be useful for brain based certification we do for leaders and learners, to improve mental awareness of others at work.
Simply put, precise questions tend to lead to related inventions! What question could you toss at research in your field today, to create a tool that will improve your workplace?
Smart skill 1 = Question to Refuel Finances Past Media Fears
Smart skill 2 = Question to Leap Over Life’s Ruts
Smart skill 3 = Question with the Brain in Mind and Move
Smart skill 4 = Question Research to Create Cutting Edge Tools
Smart skill 5 = Question Myths and Reboot Brainpower
Smart skill 6 = Question Ahead for Grandparent or Family Roles
Smart skill 7 = Question to Know How You are Smart
Smart skill 8 = Question with Two Feet to Spark Curiosity
Smart skill 9 = Question Broken Systems with Solutions in Mind
Smart skill10 = Question Brainpower Through Growth Surveys