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Have you ever wondered two people experience love differently? How about starting that tricky negotiation with the manager that never sees things your way? Perhaps you are trying to make sense of why your teacher never seems to cut you any slack? The Brain Mechanics is a collaboration between clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Conover, and business & social strategist, Bryce Brown, that brings a fun, engaging twist to the discussion of the brain and the psyche.

Have you ever wondered two people experience love differently? How about starting that tricky negotiation with the manager that never sees things your way? Perhaps you are trying to make sense of why your teacher never seems to cut you any slack? The Brain Mechanics is a collaboration between clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Conover, and business & social strategist, Bryce Brown, that brings a fun, engaging twist to the discussion of the brain and the psyche.
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Have you ever wondered two people experience love differently? How about starting that tricky negotiation with the manager that never sees things your way? Perhaps you are trying to make sense of why your teacher never seems to cut you any slack? The Brain Mechanics is a collaboration between clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Conover, and business & social strategist, Bryce Brown, that brings a fun, engaging twist to the discussion of the brain and the psyche.

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English


Episodes

Episode 50: Interactions with the World

9/11/2017
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Episode 50: Interactions with the World What do we notice when we are out in different settings, around different people, and around new thoughts? Keep listening to Dr. Conover and Bryce discuss the power of human interaction through topics like communication, human complexity, and categorization. 1:16- Do humans live in a bubble? 4:16- Why are universities so fascinating? 6:33- How much of an impact does Neuropsychology have? 9:14- How does a human deal with complexity? 16:37- What drives...

Duration: 00:31:07


Episode 49: At the Crack of Dawn

9/11/2017
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Episode 49: At the Crack of Dawn Recalling encounters with crack to what makes humans crack, Dr. Conover and Bryce talk about human differences, human motivations, as well as the role of fear in our lives. 2:36- Do you have any stories about crack? 6:34- What’s more important being a hard worker or being talented? 13:00- How are athletes different from the average man? 17:45- How does connecting with someone tell you about their view of the world? 20:00- How do you measure a good idea?...

Duration: 00:44:46


Episode 48: Out to See

9/11/2017
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Episode 48: Out to See From iPhones to ceramic skull implants, technology is constantly evolving, but are we humans? Dr. Conover and Bryce pick a part this question and give us a glimpse into the complexities of the human mind and evolution. 3:38- Why do politicians act like savages on social media? 9:03- Does our biology alter our perspective? 17:10- What is the job of a psychologist/therapist? 20:40- Has reality been replaced by symbols? 22:30- Does our higher education system fall...

Duration: 00:49:43


Episode 47: Sleepless, Heartless, Soulless

8/8/2017
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The definition of work is changing due to globalization and advances in technology. Dr. Conover and Bryce breakdown characteristics, success, and individuality and how they intertwine with your personal, as well as professional life. 3:27- What is a vacation for you? 10:31- What are the best predictors for academic performance and success? 19:30- What’s wrong with being different? 24:35- How can we improve our schools? 31:14- Why do we distort information and how can we change that? 43:25-...

Duration: 00:53:45


Epsiode 46: Keeping Up With The Kids

8/8/2017
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Humans are a combination of nature and nurture. From why we do what we do to what holds us back, keep listening to Dr. Conover and Bryce discuss the complex interaction between our surroundings and ourselves. 3:43- Do adults hinder instead of aid kids in their growth? 10:37- Why are celebrities’ famous? 19:54- Why are we so media and consumer driven? 25:21- Why am I not self-driven? 27:56- How do I combat depression? 30:02-Why are we obsessed with science? 36:20-Why do we not harness...

Duration: 00:42:29


Episode 45: Dear Donald

8/8/2017
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What does Russia, fake news, and late-night tweets conjure up for you? If you guessed Donald Trump, you’re right! Listen to Dr. Conover and Bryce delve into the nuances of Trump as they tie in education, society, and our world today. 2:48- What is Donald Trump doing? 16:06- Why is the nation so divided when it comes to Trump? 20:03- Why do we give great value to college degrees? 24:39- Can change exist in our political climate today

Duration: 02:04:12


Episode 44: I Hate My Job

8/8/2017
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We all have a dream job. Some of us end up with them, while some of us don’t. Keep listening to Dr. Conover and Bryce dissect the various reasons why you hate your job and the things you can do to change that. 2:23- What should I do because I hate my job? 5:50- What does my manager/supervisor expect of me? 12:04- Does my mentality make a difference? 20:49- How do I remain level-headed and mature at the job I hate? 28:50- How do I just “be” in this world? 35:08-Why do I hate my job and what...

Duration: 00:48:14


Episode 43: Things Aren't Always What They Seem

8/8/2017
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Dr. Conover and Bryce discuss human behavior and the dichotomy between perceptions and reality. Keep listening to find out about how expectations versus realities play out in business and personal spheres. 2:26- How do you master the Long Game? 14:33- What is the future for Socal NPG? 19:11- How does the psyche operate? 25:55- How to navigate different personalities? 36:18- Does my mentality even make a difference? 39:44- Am I even Human? 45:32- Are strong leaders in touch with emotions?

Duration: 00:50:00


Episode 42: HI HATERS!

6/5/2017
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Fielding a question from a student, Dr. Conover and Bryce talk about why some people just seem to want you to fail and what can be done to maneuver around them. Keeping listening to hear some tips on how to create work cultures that diminish the affects of negative forces and keep employees coming back for more.

Duration: 00:36:05


Episode 40; Rainmakers & Sh!t Storms

6/5/2017
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Dr. Conover and Bryce discuss people interactions, ethical behavior at work, and how one can navigate tricky situations.

Duration: 00:44:17


Episode 39: Lame Teachers - Human Fault or The System's Fault?

6/5/2017
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Who is at fault when it comes to the shortcomings of education. Tune in to Dr. Conover and Bryce as they discuss this and much more.

Duration: 00:56:27


Episode 38 Time Travelers

4/21/2017
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Episode 38 - Debut Episode of TBM Season 3! Thanks for all your support over the last year and a half! As of April 21, 2017, TBM has over 15,000 plays. So awesome! Dr. Conover and Bryce are back, this time discussing how people can "travel through time" by updating their mentality. When you actively seek out experiences to learn today, you shorten the distance to tomorrow's benefits. Check out the whole episode!

Duration: 00:49:09


Episode 20: Fear, Frustration, and Fresh Ideas

5/2/2016
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Dr. Conover and Bryce field questions from students at Millikan High School, but per the usual, the episode evolves into a spirited talk bridging philosophy, psychology, and management. 1. How do you get someone to listen to your ideas? (00:43) 2. What is college like? (7:11) 3. Being Fearless (18:00) 4. Authentic talk is not cheap. Creating accountability. (19:38) 5. Everything works out just fine in the end. (23:49) 6. Can you control your emotionality? (28:20) 7. Active Listening...

Duration: 01:09:36