The Power Of Focus: Boost Your Brain
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The Power Of Focus: Boost Your Brain

Everything you need to know about Focus and attention, from distractions and multi-tasking to improvement strategies
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4.5 (105 ratings)
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768 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Significantly improve your focus by applying a whole set of strategies
  • Understand the mechanism driving focus
  • Understand why and how we loose our focus
  • Appreciate the limits of focus
  • Recognize the different sources that lead to a loss of focus
  • Create the right conditions, both internally and externally, to have your brain operate in optimal conditions and at full speed
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  • A keen interest in human behavior is the only real prerequisite for this course
  • No previous knowledge required - I will take you step by step through the different concepts, models and brainstructures presented in the course
  • No specific materials are needed for this course. Taking notes is recommended
  • At different stages in the course, you will be invited to go to youtube to watch a video. It is important you do go and watch those videos before continuing the course

Regardless if you are a very focused or distracted person, this course will help you reach the next level.

We all have this inherent capacity to focus ... but at the same time, attention is a limited resource. Not only should we be aware of this, but treat it as such: something most valuable.

In this course we will be looking at our capacity to Focus from a whole variety of angles. From brain systems and neurochemicals, over the impact of survival instincts and emotions, to the different types of distractions we're facing. There will be a whole pallet of advice and insights, as well as tips, tricks and strategies presented to help you gain substantial improvement in your capacity to focus.

And I'm not even speaking about the many experiments, and mind-twisting tests included in this course, which you will be subject to. I won't be talking about focus. You will be experimenting it for yourself. 

What you'll find in the course:

This little gem, just as with all my other courses, has been thoroughly researched to bring you the best in brain insights. In this course, among others, there will be a particular emphasis on the dual brain theory (backed by D. Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and one of world's leading psychologists).

The tests and experiments have been designed by leading experts in the field of psychology. So you don't have to worry about lasting damage done to your brain or mind ;)

After this course, you will be able to focus as never before. On top of the research and studies, I will be sharing my own experience, insights and strategies that have helped me significantly improve my own productivity and quality.

The course is packed with concrete tools, so you can apply this immediately in your own life: 

  • Improve your focus - by applying a whole set of strategies
  • Understand the mechanism driving focus - by exploring theories and scientific studies
  • Explore why and how we loose our focus - by participating in mindbending tests and experiments
  • Create the right conditions - both internally and externally, to have your brain operate in optimal conditions and at full speed
  • And So Much More... such as multi-tasking, survival skills, network of neurons, ego depletion, dopamine, quality control, wine tasting, and so on ... 

Just as the subject of this course, the content will be focused and to the point. Now regardless if you are a very focused or distracted person, this course will help you reach the next level. It's very hands-on and packed with tips and strategies that will benefit the novice as well as the more advanced. 

Invest now one hour of your time in learning how to improve your focus, and reap the benefits for years to come.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with an interest in human behavior
  • Individuals looking for personal development
  • Anyone looking to improve their understanding of and capacity to focus
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
3 Lectures 06:19

Introduction to the course, general overview.

Preview 02:36

Test your focus with this video before continuing the course.

Test Your Focus

de-brief of the test and understanding what focus is about

The Power Of Focus
Limits To Our Focus
4 Lectures 21:03
Play this classic attention game
Neither 'Yes' or 'No'
3 questions

Our dual brain and its relation to focus

Two Operational Systems

Our conflicts of attention and their sources

Preview 04:34

Multi-tasking, what it is, and isn't.


The reason why we can't do our own quality control

Quality Control

Limits To Our Focus
4 questions
Types Of Distractions
4 Lectures 18:57

Here we will describe the distractions coming from the outside

Physical Distractions

Here we will describe the distractions coming from the inside

Physiological Distractions

How too much isn't helping to focus

Cognitive Distractions (1)

How not enough isn't helping to focus

Preview 05:34

Types of Distractions
5 questions
Improve Your Focus
2 Lectures 13:59

10 strategies to increase your focus

Strategies To Increase Focus

Situational awareness is the key to true expertise

Situational Awareness
1 Lecture 02:58

Summary and conclusion

About the Instructor
Gregory Caremans - Brain Academy
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Neurocognitive and Behavioral Expert

Hi, my name is Gregory Caremans. I'm the founder of the Brain Academy. 

I'm a psychologist with a Master in communication, specialized in the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. I'm the former Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism in Brussels (Belgium). 

Today, I've specialized in writing and producing high quality brain-related content. I have my own blog and create online courses. I'm very proud to say that The Economist contacted me to start a partnership where they offer my courses to their readers. My courses were also recently featured in the magazine Entrepreneur.

Here at Udemy I teach over 50.000 students and most of my courses are best-sellers: 

  • Neuroscience for Parents is the N°1 course on parenting 
  • Master your brain is the N°1 course on Brain Science
  • Meet your brain is the N°1 free personal development course 
  • My Stress Management course is N°1 out of almost 900 courses on stress.
  • My Neuroplasticity course is N°1 in its category
  • My leadership course is N°4, right behind Seth Godin and Brian Tracy

A lot of people who follow my blog or enroll in my courses are quite curious about this NBA-thing, the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. When you google it, you hardly find information on it. The reason for this is simple: The NBA has its origins in France, and is called ANC, l'approche Neurocognitive et Comportementale. Now when you google that, you'll find loads of information, unfortunately, the vast majority of it is in french…

So that's where I come in. I have been the Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism, which task is to spread the NBA, for several years. I worked directly with the founders of the NBA, Dr. Jacques Fradin and his colleagues, and became an expert in his approach.

in 2014 I created my Brain Academy and took the decision to take the NBA one step further by elevating it's reach from a regional scope to a worldwide reach, by translating the work of Jacques Fradin into English, and make it accessible to everyone. With my team, we decided to translate the NBA into every day, real life applications: How to use the NBA to raise children, to become a better manager, to deal with stress, and so on… We've added new perspectives and insights from brilliant minds such as Daniel Kahneman, David Brooks, Dan Ariely, Antonio Damasio, Steven Pinker, and many more

My blog and these courses were born out of a frustration, that regardless of the time and effort me and my team would put into coaching and training people, we would only reach so many people. It's great to have a vision to change the world, but if you don't have the means to activate it, your vision is no more than a fantasy…

By the end of 2014, the first course got online. Since then, over 40.000 people have joined us already. Still, personally, I won't rest before reaching at least 100.000, and then one million, and more. And there's a simple reason for that: Understanding how our brains work and their impact on our behavior has a major impact on how we see ourselves and others. It helps us be at peace with ourselves and be more tolerant towards others. In other words: it makes the world a better place to live in.

So join us in this brain-revolution. Join one of my groundbreaking courses and become part of the tribe