Memory, IQ and EQ
We spend a lot of time building solutions to improve memory and the brain’s speed and accuracy … we understand how those improvements in brain performance translate into measurable, real-world impact. I was struck today, though, about the importance of the brain in emotional situations. A lapse in emotional intelligence – from misunderstanding your own or another’s emotional state – may lead to an outcome from which you cannot easily recover.
I had a wonderful demo yesterday of some groundbreaking work which tackles this issue. Our research team is working on solutions to improve social intelligence by training the brain to recognize emotional cues … they are approaching the effort with the same rigor with which we have approached improving other aspects of brain performance. Do you think that emotional intelligence can be improved?