GA 048 | The Hidden Brain with Mark Jaben

By Ron Pereira Updated on July 6th, 2021

Press the play button above to listen to the episode. If you’re reading this via email or RSS click the image below to listen to the episode.

Today’s guest is Mark Jaben, a longtime Emergency Physician with a particular interest in brain chemistry and functionality. Mark and I explore the idea of the “hidden brain,” specifically how our prefrontal cortex dictates the decision-making process and how we can harness these principles to become better problem solvers.

An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.  

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Mark’s background and what he’s doing these days (4:38)
  • The two quotations that inspire Mark (7:56)
  • Why we should all care about brain science (8:43)
  • How our brains work when it comes to improvement (9:42)
  • Why and how our brains evolve as we get older (24:24)
  • What we can do to become better problem solvers (27:47)
  • The role diet and rest play in brain performance (35:40)
  • Ways you can learn more about how the brain works (37:40)
  • Mark’s unique take on “Respect for People” (39:35)
  • The best advice Mark has ever received (45:30)
  • Mark’s personal productivity habit (47:46)
  • What Mark does to recharge and refocus (53:18)
  • The skill Mark feels he needs to improve (55:29)

Podcast Resources

What Do You Think?

Do you believe brain performance affects continuous improvement practices? Why or why not?

Have something to say?

Leave your comment and let's talk!

Start your Lean & Six Sigma training today.