For decades Sheryl Batchelor, CEO and Founder of Yiliyapinya Indigenous Corporation has been teaching young people about their brain to improve cognition and self-regulation. In the podcast, we discuss the techniques she helps to engage young people with neuroplasticity.
The revolution of the 80s and 90s taught us how important physical exercise is for our overall health and well-being, brain fitness is the next step forward in that revolution. Just like your physical body, it is now scientifically proven that the brain can change its physical form and function throughout a person’s life span. This is known as neuroplasticity.
Her organisation applies the principles of neuroplasticity to improve cognitive skills such as memory, processing speed and attention. Success in school, work and in life requires these skills to work quickly and efficiently. When a participant’s cognitive functions are weak, they have trouble focusing their attention, are easily distracted, take a long time to complete a task, have difficulty remembering information and prioritising tasks. Research has now proven that these skills are trainable and can be improved with practice.
We discuss how she uses the latest scientifically validated activities including computerised, non-computertised training, mindfulness, biofeedback and neurofeedback programs that target cognitive weaknesses.Support the show
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