Hacking your Cognition

July 6, 2020

The findings of the research conducted on the Brain over the last 25 years has been one of the most exciting frontiers that we as a human race have discovered.  The Brain is the control centre of our body and for most of our existence, we have believed it is a tool that we have very little control over.  Elaine Corcoran is one of the worlds leading experts in the studies of brain behaviour and she sits down with Whitney Tuna for episode 9 of A Champion’s Mind to explain just how much you can tweak your brain to work to your advantage.

Elaine came to Australia in 2011 and she is the clinical director and founder of Brain Training Australia.  She was inspired to devote her life to studying the brain after a skiing accident in her mid 20’s which resulted in a fractured skull.  After the accident, Elaine was experiencing aggressive seizures everyday.  She was advised it was highly unlikely that she would be able to have children or be without a carer 24 hours a day and she would need to remain on medication for the rest of her days.  Luckily, Elaine was highly motivated to change her fate and she found a neurologist who was able to change her brain through neurofeedback brain training.  She is currently medication free and has been for many years and she is also a mother to a young boy.  Elaine is incredibly driven to share her findings and help everyone in understanding the brain and how to train it to be big your big asset no matter what lies in front of you.

Perhaps the most fascinating point of Elaine’s discussion with Whitney is when she addresses the impact that chemical release in your brain has on your physical state.  Diving deeper, she advises that whilst the chemical are most definitely being released, the brain is not intelligent enough to define whether you are exercising or being chased by a wild animal.  As the groundbreaking discussion continues, Elaine describes how self-esteem far outweighs confidence.  Simply because one is real and cannot be avoided whereas the other is not and can be imitated.  This leads her to explain just how powerful a deep-rooted belief can be and what it can help you achieve.

The episode of A Champion’s Mind with Elaine is interesting enough simply for her story.  But as she explains how the brain operates, the ways in which you can change it and the methods of how you can train it, the information is unbelievably powerful.  Make sure you save this episode as you will want to return to it and try some of her techniques in the future and they are techniques you will not want to forget.  Subscribe to the podcast, there are many more guests like Elaine to come.  Give her methods a try and let us know how they work for you!

Happy listening!