Your brain is amazing. Currently light years ahead of anything that man has so far created, it is the ultimate supercomputer, working relentlessly, non-stop 24-7, continuously reshaping to adapt our skills, abilities and behaviours to suit an infinite variety of real and imagined, imminent and far-distant challenges.
But here’s the thing: to access the phenomenal resources of the unconscious brain, we use the prefrontal cortex (PFC): the orchestrator of our attention and focus. And this region of the brain, sometimes referred to as our working memory, has its limitations.
So, what are those limitations? And what can we do in our day-to-day to overcome them, to maximise our cognitive resources and improve our performance at work?