CBJ Neuroscience Clubs

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Neuroscience Clubs + CoreBrain Journal = Your Future Vision

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
~ Epictetus

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are but few.
~ Shunryu Suzuki

Don’t try to be brave, when it is enough to be intelligent.
~ Paulo Cielo


Mission: Translating Brain & Body Insights To Improve Mind-Care Globally

Clubby we’re not. Interesting we are. Experts here for Neuroscience Clubs provide fresh maps.

Neuroscience clubs can significantly improve both your academic experience and your life. Start young. Since you’re here, use this page to encourage your curious next steps. Listen up and see what you think. Ask questions below if I can help out. Develop your synesthetic plan. Start to connect the dots.  We will help you get where you’re going.

It doesn’t’ matter if you’re in high school, college, or graduate school, our thought-provoking, experienced, and informed guests will provide you and your colleagues with regularly scheduled neuroscience insights, links, and a foundation for your next team discussions. Your contributions here will grow your insights beyond your Neuroscience Club to connect you with the real world of measured, peer-reviewed neuroscience change – globally.

Here we help you start to make your mark in this remarkably interesting and life-changing community.


 How to Start Your Neuroscience Club

The synthesizing mind takes information from disparate resources, understands and evaluates that information objectively, and puts it together in ways that make sense to the synthesizer and also to other persons.
~ Howard Gardner – Five Minds for the Future

Often, in my offline conversations, many of our experienced colleagues completely agree that the time to start thinking about dramatically improving brain and biomedical investigations is while you’re young, even before your curiosity lights fully turn to more specific disciplines in your young adult/mid-life development.

Our basic plan: get started early.

Interchangeable Synonyms For The Word ‘Neuroscience’

We instill in children the misconception that science is memorizing the names of things. That’s an aspect of it but not the core. The core is understanding objects. Get that into your six-year-old , and you’ve got nothing more to teach them.
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson – Astrophysicist

  • Perspective – Last time I checked, the mind was connected to the body. Comprehensive is the new, inclusive, synesthetic perspective to help you embrace your/our future. Traditional and functional wars are outdated. Neuroscience Clubs get you started with a new language.
  • Neuroscience Clubs – The entire field of variables and measurements that affect brain function, human emotions, behaviors, and cognition. Multiple analytic tools for advanced understanding apply on a variety of neurophysiologic paths. Measurement details matter.
  • Mind Science – Less linguistically challenging, yet under the same expanded, comprehensive umbrella – but also includes less hard, data-driven mind-management contributions such as yoga and meditation.
  • Brain Science – Focused almost entirely on the brain itself, measured, for example, with SPECT imaging and/or methylation variables.
  • Biomedical Sciences – Connects how measurable, more precise body variables affect brain function. For years many thought in one-sided terms – that the mind created physical challenges. Today we know the body affects brain function. To overlook that contribution, that balanced connection, is to remain in the dark ages of mind science.


Your Club Meeting Structure & Process – Leadership Opportunities

By teaching others you will learn yourself.
~ George Gurdjieff

Start soon to review selected CBJ Episodes on the Green Menu Bar, or through Search here on the front page, also in the Menu Bar at CBJ, for discussion topics at your school Neuroscience Club meetings. Discover your various interests and dig into them. Step up. Push forward. Get after it.  

  • For junior high/high school, you may need to check with your administration to connect with a particular teacher to introduce club activities.
  • Review this Neuroscience Club PDF, download & print, and post it as a reference for beginning your club.
  • Consider Posting this Poster/Announcement and publicly, with date and time, for your first meeting to encourage interest. This is easy.
  • Each week two new Clubs Episode topics will come to your machines and our updated Episode Archive provides many past topics and key issues. CoreBrain Journal is not a streaming program, so you can access it on any device at any time.
  • Also,  I could give a presentation to your school that might bring together students with a mind-science curiosity to help your school for a Neuroscience Club. Download this PDF for details:   http://corebrainjournal.com/why-schools


Preparation For Leadership Process – Suggestions For Growth Through Management.

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land;
it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.
~ Gerald K Chesterton

  • Before you begin your meetings my strongest suggestion is:  Read Six Thinking Hats by Dr. Edward de Bono to formulate how your student leaders and attendees will actually manage your group discussions. Discipline and self-management begin in the meeting process. First, settle your Club process structure then hit the details.
  • Consider meeting once or twice a month to discuss selected Episode topics agreed upon before each next meeting – you decide on frequency, a length of time for meetings, and who will present/lead the first session.
  • Then consider the option to pass the group leadership responsibility around for practicing speaking and leading the discussion by selecting a TR [Topic Review] person for each meeting – good practice for later in life. Once you understand de Bono group leadership skills, anyone can do it.
  • Each TR will prepare an Episode Overview for the team and become responsible for leading the discussion – and perhaps adding additional information to the Topic for that evening. Basic format: Everyone is welcome to prepare and contribute their perspectives during the meeting, and at the end of the session, participants select/agree on the next Episode for review.
  • Your team will appreciate this timeless book to encourage both an improved perspective and ongoing persistence: The Obstacle is the Way – The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday


Neuroscience Clubs Focus: Schedule Each Meeting’s Content

I’m living in the future so the present is my past.
Kanye West – 2010

Kanye does make an excellent point. Let’s get on it for your future. Own these next steps:

  • In fact, everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to review each specific Episode [or Episode Themes such as Vets | or Teens], and then form opinions and conclusions by listening to that published Episode, or by adding their own Google-researched insights – or possible applications on that particular Topic for discussion at each Club meeting.
  • Everyone in any meeting can contribute to ideas, links, observations, and helpful insights.
  • If you find your Episode discussion constructive, consider Sharing it with our CBJ global audience – how to Share below.


Example of My Presentation For
The Autism Recovery Summit


Bonus Practice Goal: Share Your Club Insights With Our Global CBJ Audience

  • In other words, our CoreBrain Journal Clubs Team welcomes Student Guests for interviews, one every two months to contribute an interesting audio report/interview from their school meetings/discussions. Student comments will add insights for our entire global CoreBrain Journal podcast audience – now in more than 110 countries. The Plan: Do additional team research, and tell us what else you learned in your additional investigations.
  • You can teach us a thing or two. Look at the show notes on Episode pages and you will see how we will promo your own ideas.
  • Now is the time to stand up and render your opinion on an audio/Skype/Zoom interview and share your group learning discussions with others. We publish at CBJ audio only, so makeup and background is not a problem.
  • What to expect as a Student Guest: I will personally welcome you as a Guest and will encourage/support sharing your Club insights. Our team will screen submissions and select student Club-Guests for creativity, insight, and their contribution to the larger questions in mind science.
  • We welcome your fresh ideas and additional perspectives. It’s an opportunity to share what you’ve learned with other Neuroscience Club members globally. Let’s plan for that conversation. You don’t have to be a neuroscience expert to have an opinion.
  • Be sure to sign up here  to stay posted. Neuroscience progress will continue to dramatically evolve in your lifetime.
  • Teamwork for your club starts now – ask your friends to check for their mutual interest in mind science and get started.

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