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Peter Bromberg

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Feb 03, 16

What questions do you ask?

I’ll ask for some examples of where you’ve failed. I want to get a sense of whether you are a risk taker. You interview people sometimes and they’ll wear it like a badge of honor — “I haven’t failed at anything.” You just know right away that’s not going to work.

I also ask what their boss would say about them. I ask them what they think they’re great at. I ask them what they’re most proud of in their career so far.

And I ask them what irritates them. I’m pretty even-keeled, and it takes a lot to get me riled up

Dec 13, 15

"Posture doesn’t just reflect our emotional states; it can also cause them. In a study published in Health Psychology earlier this year, Shwetha Nair and her colleagues assigned non-depressed participants to sit in an upright or slouched posture and then had them answer a mock job-interview question, a well-established experimental stress inducer, followed by a series of questionnaires. Compared with upright sitters, the slouchers reported significantly lower self-esteem and mood, and much greater fear. Posture affected even the contents of their interview answers: Linguistic analyses revealed that slouchers were much more negative in what they had to say. The researchers concluded, “Sitting upright may be a simple behavioral strategy to help build resilience to stress.”"

Dec 09, 15

However, the most aerobically fit of the volunteers did not follow this pattern. The fittest men showed little or no activation in their right hemispheres; they needed only their left hemisphere for the task.

In terms of attention and rapid decision-making, their brains worked like those of much younger people. They also were quicker and more accurate in their keystrokes, indicating that they attended and responded better than the less-fit volunteers.

Over all, Dr. Soya said, the results suggest that “higher aerobic fitness is associated with improved cognitive function through lateralized frontal activation in older adults.”

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