2010/Aug-Sep

“Sonya and Mark are quality ITA NLP trainers who were personally trained and endorsed by ourselves and Michael Carroll. Their drive for quality and passion for pragmatic NLP training have translated into highly effective training design and format that ensure you get the most out of your training, to improve your life and the life of others around you.” ~ Dr. John Grinder, Co-creator of NLP & Carmen Bostic St Clair, Co-creator of New Code NLP Greetings from Sonya and Mark Greetings to all! It has been a while since our last Newsletter. There are lots happening and life is … Continue reading 2010/Aug-Sep

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Do you have Change blindness?

We often talk in our training about the concept of changing ones intention, changes the person’s attention and then we focus on certain aspects in our field of view. Our attention fixing is both useful (focussed), but also limiting because we miss very obvious changes in the world around us too. Using our peripheral vision can assist us in seeing larger patterns, but we may miss something that was meant to be obvious. See what you notice as you watch the video and the summary after that shows what you might have missed.

Change blindness is a phenomenon in which a very large change in a picture will not be seen by a viewer, if the change is accompanied by a visual disturbance that prevents attention from going to the change location.

Inattentional blindness is at the basis of one of the main causes of road accidents: people “Look but fail to see” (LBFTS) some quite obvious and perfectly visible obstruction in the road.

I like this quote:

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” Albert Einstein

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How could the theatre of the mind be generated by the machinery of the brain?

What Hallucination Reveals about Our Minds Added by Sonya Yeh Spencer, ITANLP Trainer, Educator & Coach Did you know that about 10 percent of the hearing impaired people get musical hallucinations and about 10 percent of the visually impaired people get visual hallucinations? How do we do it? In this facinating video, you will learn a little bit more about how our brain works. Dr. Oliver Sacks shares with you some interesting insights. Continue reading How could the theatre of the mind be generated by the machinery of the brain?

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2010/Jun-Jul

Home | Training | Contact | Coaching | Blog | NLPNZ | Subscription In this Issue How to build great relationships Business NLP: Know thy self and others for long term success New Code NLP: The Modern Approach Rapport Building: Insight into raising voice tone to build rapport Video – How does the theatre of the mind could be generated by the machinery of the brain? Podcast – Dr. Michael Arbib on Mirror Neurons NLP Foundations Training – Brisbane, starts 15/July. Last chance to beat the price rise. More details Essential NLP Training – Auckland, starts 15/Sep. Early Bird Finishes … Continue reading 2010/Jun-Jul

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How we don't always see what is there

Full atricle – neurophilosophy Category: Neuroscience • Vision, Posted on: November 6, 2009 12:50 PM, by Mo A novel temporal illusion, in which the cause of an event is perceived to occur after the event itself, provides some insight into the brain mechanisms underlying conscious perception. The illusion, described in the journal Current Biology by a team of researchers from France, suggests that the unconscious representation of a visual object is processed for around one tenth of a second before it enters conscious awareness. Chien-Te Wu and his colleagues at the Brain and Cognition Research Centre in Toulouse used a … Continue reading How we don't always see what is there

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