Episode 45. Neuroscience Insights Into Interoception, Decision Making And Career Success

“Internal signals can also influence decision making and I think there is space for both approaches. Sometimes our feelings can not necessarily align with what the right thing is to do and there are definitely situations where we need to make the hard decisions … there's space for that rational thing where you know why you're feeling what you're feeling and choose to override it however I think there's also the reverse scenario where actually paying attention to these bodily signals can also be extra informative” Professor Sarah Garfinkel told me on Episode 45 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast. Sarah is Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, where she leads the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Group. She completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex, before undergoing a fellowship in Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. At the Brighton and Sussex Medical School she underwent further training in autonomic neuroscience before transitioning to UCL in September 2020. Her current work focuses on brain-body interactions underlying emotion and cognition in clinical groups, with a particular focus on the heart.  In 2018, Sarah was selected as one of 11 researchers on the international Nature Rising Stars Index across all STEM disciplines, and in 2021 she was awarded the 'mid-career' award for the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience.  Sarah and I had a great conversation and talked about the following: Why she chose to study psychology at university rather than art, How she had a lucky break when she was offered a place to study for a PhD, How dyslexia helps her to think differently and come up with creative and novel solutions, Interoception and whether it is possible to develop it, How emotion and gut feelings impact decision making, Her work on a trading floor study which looking at the connection between trader’s profitability and their interoceptive ability, Managing stress before a high pressure situation like an interview or a big presentation, How practicing beforehand and replicating difficult scenarios may help to manage pressurised situations, Insights into the creative process, How Sarah uses a collaborative style of leadership and it is possible for leaders to be kind but firm, and  Using power and influence to encourage and support research efforts.   Resources & People Mentioned Richard Diebenkorn William James Daniel Kahneman Antonio Damasio Tim Dalgleish Barnaby Dunn Pablo Picasso Vincent Walsh Hugo Critchley Mahinda Yogarajah   Contact Sarah Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSFink   Reframe & Reset Your Career Resources & Contact Info YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/c/ReframeResetYourCareer  LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reframe-reset-your-career/?viewAsMember=true E-mail - [email protected] Thank you for your continued support of Reframe & Reset Your Career, I do appreciate it. I will be taking Christmas off from the podcast but have already recorded the next episode, which will be released on Weds 4th January. The guest is Sophie Wade, an authority on Future of Work issues and author of Empathy Works, and we had such a fun conversation talking about her career, the new world of work and even touching on our mutual love of The Princess Bride! It would be great to hear from you, the listeners, and your thoughts about the podcast, YouTube channel or anything else, it's always a pleasure to hear your views. I have had some great reviews but not had any way of responding. Thanks again for your support and wishing you the best for the holidays and a happy 2023!   *Reframe & Reset Your Career, including any comments made by the host and guests, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute advice of any description, including but not restricted to financial, legal, investing or medical advice.*

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A career development and job search podcast which looks at the strategies and practical steps to help you succeed in your current role or find a more fulfilling job. You will learn from Recognised Experts and experienced professionals, who discuss their careers and the strategies which have helped them succeed. The show was created and is hosted by Harsha Boralessa and was inspired by his interest in neuroscience and psychology and their intersection with careers and personal development. It has been included in Apple Podcasts Career Moves, Mac’s List Top Career Podcasts of 2022, the Best 100 Career Podcasts & Best 25 UK Career Podcasts by Feedspot and reached a high of 25 in the Apple Podcasts, Great Britain, Careers charts. Reframe & Reset Your Career, including any comments made by the host and guests, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute advice of any description, including but not restricted to financial, legal, investing or medical advice.