For a long time, emphasis was given to the intelligence quotient (IQ) and schools focused more on measuring it through academic scores. Lately, the concept of multiple intelligences has become widely popular and has paved the way for exploring different types of intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is one such area that has come into the limelight.
A lot of the time we listen to downtempo music when we feel sad. We listen to music that mirrors our current state of mind. Music gives a voice to sad feelings in a healthy and positive way and can sometimes actually trigger happy memories. That, in turn, can release dopamine, activating the reward pathway in the brain, making the individual feel better," said UAE-based Neuroscientist, Dr. Upasana Gala commenting on the data.
Light background music can help with task concentration. For long study sessions, listening to pleasurable music increases endurance and allows students to study for longer. Listening to certain kinds of music engages areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions and memory,” said Dr. Upasana Gala, founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a neurofeedback therapy-centered institute.
Struggling to pay attention in class and at home can often result in unwarranted peer judgment, anxiety, low self-confidence and, subsequently, a lack of motivation. Concerned parents often feel helpless when this happens. Through neurofeedback therapy, children can improve their focus and, as a result, regain their confidence.
One of leading cause of suicide is depression. Feeling of depression can range from feeling low to extreme inability to function on a daily basis. Helping someone with suicidal thoughts essentially requires restoring their faith and hope! Not all of us may know how to deal with people having depressive episodes or suicidal thoughts. Here are some things you can AVOID while talking to them
Yoga is an ancient mind and body practice with origins in Indian philosophy. It is a skillful combination of physical exercises (asana), rhythmic breathing (pranayama, kriya) and meditative exercise (sahaj) to bring holistic mind-body experience. With better understanding of age-old practice, the popularity of it has risen in recent years.
At this time of COVID-19 and its subsequent lockdown, it becomes more than important to take care of one's mental health and keep your brain healthy and sharp. In a conversation, Dr Upasana Gala, founder and CEO of UAE-based Evolve Brain Training tells FPJ’s Jescilia Karayamparambil about brain fitness and the role of her institution.
Procrastination is essentially a struggle between your limbic system, which is the pleasure center and prefrontal cortex that controls planning and decision making. Stress and anxiety due to the pandemic lowers the capacity of the prefrontal cortex leading to procrastination. Even during these times, you can overcome procrastination by bringing simple changes in your lifestyle!
Despite knowing the importance of a task, sometimes it can be hard to find the drive to carry it out, leading to procrastination. There is less structure than usual, increased stress of the outbreak, and less social contact than normal making it harder to stay motivated. While it is challenging, there are steps you can take to feel and stay motivated.
The current pandemic has brought so many changes in our lives. It has affected everything from our global economy to our own personal lives. Romantic relationships are navigating uncharted territories, whether it’s staying together in quarantine or being away from each other due to lockdown. But that does not mean you cannot stay connected and grow closer.
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In the past few weeks, people around the world have been getting used to the “new normal” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. That means, for many, no commute to work, more time to themselves and a more flexible routine. Dr Upasana Gala, neuroscientist and founder of Evolve Brain Training, says there are several indicators that your sleep quality is lacking
The outbreak of COVID-19 has posed even more challenges for working parents. With schools and daycares being closed to avoid the spread of infection, working parents now have to fulfill additional roles. Your little one video bombing an important meeting need not be the end of the world, with some planning, and empathy, this phase can be made easier.
Dr. Upasana Gala, a neurofeedback specialist and founder of Evolve Brain Training, a Dubai-based wellness center that treats mental health issues, said: “With COVID-19, people cannot anticipate what is coming next. They might be struggling with job security, additional responsibilities such as childcare, or financial troubles.
Imagine being able to rewire your brain without therapy or taking a pill. Sounds crazy? Well, there’s a revolutionary new technology in town that promises to do just that and more. Dr. Upasana Gala gives us an introduction to the radical new therapy changing lives today.
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Breaking a big job into a number of smaller tasks that can be accomplished relatively easily will greatly enhance your likelihood of completing it without feeling overwhelmed. Stress seem to be an integral part of business today, and it’s often been perceived as a badge of honor– something to attest to our professionalism and commitment to work.
Sleep plays a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being in our lives, yet, as we grow older it seems to gradually dip lower and lower down our list of priorities. Here’s how simple lifestyle changes coupled with a few effective brain hacks can truly enhance the way you sleep in an age where poor sleep habits result in stunted brain development.
Up until recently, treatments for ADHD have been either medicinal (by prescribing psychostimulants) or involving behavioral therapy, with neither being particularly effective or without challenging implications. However, there is a new, non-invasive treatment available that is changing the lives of countless children and adults affected with ADHD;
“The popularity of sleep products is not surprising. More than a quarter of the global population is either diagnosed with or suffering from borderline insomnia,” says Dr Upasana Gala, a neuroscientist and founder of Evolve Brain Training.
Evolve Brain Training is introducing a brand new at home Neurofeedback VIP service from the privacy of your home. This is a unique service that has never been done before in the region and is aimed at those looking to improve their focus, sleep, and anxiety. The service is the first of its kind and is currently only available in Dubai.
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According to the American Institute of Stress, 83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress. CNBC estimates that the effects of stress lead to companies losing around US$9,000 per year per employee as stress diminishes productivity and severely impacts the bottom line. More importantly, people’s health and wellbeing suffer.
The most important organ in our body is a complex system of neurons and pathways. It’s where everything originates: the brain. And Dr. Upasana’s life’s work is dedicated to demystifying it and using its potential to enhance, think deeper, feel better and create the magic you were always meant to.
COVID-19 has brought about an increase in workplace stress due to various factors, from adapting to new working arrangements, juggling work and having the kids home, employees getting sick, and other challenges. Our founder, Dr. Upasana Gala talks about ways to manage stress and anxiety and shares a few brain training exercises and much more in this conversation with journalist and mum Helen Farmer. LISTEN AT: 13:28 mins - 26:35 mins
Today we talk harnessing the power of the brain to make your goals reality with Dr Upasana Gala, Founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training. We find out more about neurofeedback and how it can help us eliminate the behaviors that hold us back, to reach our true potential.
Dr. Gala is one of the few women in STEM in the UAE, working on promoting and actioning future-forward technology to help individuals and businesses alike reassess the way they think and perform. Her goal is to share her teachings, encourage others to tap into and expand their brain’s capabilities, and dispel any myths surrounding our most complex organ.