By Dr. Kevin McGrew - August 24, 2012
I Think…Therefore IM: The Time Doc2 gets prepared for IM keynote—it has been a longggggggg………..summer
IM-HOME readers may have wondered why I have been MIA from the IM-HOME blog. I simply have been swamped this summer. I have been very busy accumulating the latest brain network research—research that has direct relevance to understanding how IM improves focus, controlled attention, working memory, and executive functions. The problem has been that the research literature has been exploding at such a rate that I can barely keep up with reading it—let alone write about it.
But…I now have a goal to start blogging (again) on a regular basis.
First, I want to thank IM for the advance press regarding my IM Keynote in October. The pressure is on.
For those who want an advance peek at some of the research literature I will be drawing on for my presentation, I have posted my electronic “working notebooks” where I cut-and-paste articles and other media stories that I feel are important. You are free to download these large PDF files and skim as “advanced organizers” for the key concepts you will hear from me. My task is to distill the information in these notebooks, integrate with prior brain network and IM research and theory, and then put it all together in an understandable and useable presentation—one that not only informs, but I hope also entertains.
The first notebook is “Your brain is a network: The Human Connectome and brain network research”
The second workbook is “The Parietal-Front Intelligence Theory: The P-FIT research notebook.” Both notebooks can be found and downloaded at the Brain Clock blog.
Finally, this emerging research is shedding light on the major brain communication network systems (the Human Connectome Project). I urge readers to view the brief video below the provides an overview of this important project. The gist of this research is that the more efficient the neural communication between key brain network areas (e.g., P-FIT theory) the more efficient one can perform mental and motor tasks. More important is the finding that increased attentional control or focus may play a pivotal role in increasing the neural efficiency of brain network communication.
I am back. As I continue to work on my presentation you will likely see new blog posts here at IM-HOME. Also, keep tabs on related research and literature at the Brain Clock blog and don’t forget to check out the MindHubTM.