On-Demand: Building Connections with the Social Brain

On-Demand: Building Connections with the Social Brain

“Human beings are fundamentally social – more than any other animal species on the planet, our own destinies are linked to each other,” says Dr. Michael Platt, a renowned neuroscientist and co-founder of the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative. People often want deeper,...
Combating Loneliness in a Virtual World

Combating Loneliness in a Virtual World

5 Neuroscience Tips to Reduce Loneliness and Increase Personal and Team Performance in the Hybrid Workplace Remote and hybrid work are here to stay. According to a recent survey, fewer than 20% of companies plan to require their employees to return to the office this...
[Video] Change Management and Your Brain

[Video] Change Management and Your Brain

The Neuroscience of Extreme Stress Hours before it made landfall in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria devastated Cayo Santiago, a tiny island half a mile off the coast. This is where Dr. Michael Platt and the researchers at the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative had spent...
Trust Falls Don’t Work — Here’s What Does

Trust Falls Don’t Work — Here’s What Does

If you’ve ever spent an afternoon taking a leap of faith—literally—into your co-workers’ open arms or traversed a treetop ropes course with the rest of your helmet-clad colleagues, congratulations! You managed to survive the seventh circle of team-building hell: trust...