A guide to how your brain works

  • Identify your brain’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Use neuroscience to better understand behaviour
  • Create environments to help your brain flourish

Join us as we explore the minds of managers and leaders. Hannah Critchlow will use neuroscience to unravel the thinking behind our decision-making and behaviour to help us get the most out of ourselves and others.

Weighing only 1.5 kilograms, or around two per cent of our body mass, our brain is the driver of our personalities, the home of our soul, the repository of memory, and the computer that keeps our whole body ticking over.

How do our perceptions of the world affect our decision-making? How does fear and stress affect our behaviour? What can we do to refine our focus and attention? How can we make the very most of the brains we are born with?

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Hannah Critchlow

Dr Hannah Critchlow is a neuroscientist with a grounding in neuropsychiatry. She is a Science Outreach Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge and demystifies the human brain using Radio, TV and Festival platforms. In 2014 Hannah was named as a Top 100 UK scientist by the Science Council for her work in science communication. In 2013 she was named as one of Cambridge University's most ‘inspirational and successful women in science’. During her PhD she was awarded a Cambridge University Fellowship. In 2018 she did a speaking tour for the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders. Hannah is the author of two books: Consciousness and The Science of Fate.