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Sinan Canan

Sinan Canan

Co-Founder of Acik Beyin Education and Consultancy firm, Sinan Canan is continuing his academic career in the Department of Psychology at Uskudar University in Istanbul as a neuroscientist. He is actively offering conferences, talks and education classes on neuroscience topics like Mind and Brain, Chaos Theory, Learning, Forms in Nature. He is the author of books "Things NoBody Ever Knows", "My Ever Evolving Brain", "Things to Forget“ and “Secrets of the Brain“.

He believes that “ Life is too long to be occupied by a single interest; human beings are too complex to be fulfilled by a single interest“ and continues to dedicate his time accordingly.

You can learn more about him at www.acikbeyin.com

Organizational Development, Video

Nº 157

Neuroscience of Social Interaction

Caring is our default mode as human beings. Caring not only ignites our reward system, our brains produce oxytocin we feel lifted in spirit and useful in relation to others.

According to the latest research by University of California, social connections at work have big impact on productivity and behavior reports.

Researchers for Gallup found that having strong social connections at work makes employees more likely to be engaged with their jobs (at task level) and produce higher quality of work, and more importantly, less likely to fall sick or be injured, (here for research).

We asked Dr. Sinan Canan, a recognized neuroscientist and our newest contributor if he could share a little on the neuroscience of social interactions. So, managers, where there is not a natural opportunity for people to interact and connect with one another, please consider initiating unseen opportunities!

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  • 10 January 2018
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Leadership & Team Development, Video

Nº 141

The Neuroscience of Human Bias


You may have realized October has been a month of celebrating our differences. Today, we are featuring yet another article on diversity and inclusion.

We are taught to think of ‘bias’ as a bad thing. In reality, our biases help us get through our day to day. For example, when we wake up in the morning, we don’t know whether our car is going to work or the bus is going to show up when we arrive at the stop; however, we assume it will and structure our day accordingly. Majority of our biases help us get through life. The catch is in understanding the difference between our thoughts and what arguably is reality. Being aware of prejudice as a leader is key!

A big part of behavioural change for any human being is the understanding of why we think, feel, and act in a certain way.

When you are willing to understand, you are presented with a choice – to change or to be a part of change. Without understanding how we, human beings function & without acquired awareness though, it is very difficult to express self; even more difficult to relate to others.

We asked our new contributor, Sinan Canan, who is a well-recognized neuroscientist and academic in Turkey, to provide some tips on the neuroscience of human perception bias.

We hope you enjoy and learn something new!

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  • 30 October 2017