It’s All in Your Head: Why Neuroscience Is the Key to Talent Development

Why should talent development professionals learn about neuroscience? Why should we study the workings of the brain and nervous system?  Understanding the brain helps us explain why instructional design practices work. It helps us understand why people embrace change—or not—and why some leadership practices are more effective than others. When we understand the brain, we gain personal insights that make us more influential and successful.  Basic Brain Science In recent years, we’ve learned a lot about the brain, primarily because of advanced tools and methods for examining and dynamically testing it. But we’ve only scratched the surface. As far as we know, the human brain is one of the most complex thing in the universe. This amazingly intricate organ is relatively small; it weighs two or three pounds, about 2…


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