University of Colorado Boulder
The Neuroscience of Personal Excellence
University of Colorado Boulder

The Neuroscience of Personal Excellence

This course is part of Neuroscience of Leadership: Leading with Your Brain Specialization

Taught in English

Ron Duren Jr.

Instructor: Ron Duren Jr.

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  • Explain how the brain solves problems and how we can improve strategic reasoning.

  • Explain how the brain makes decisions and how we can improve this process.

  • Recognize the psychological construct of perseverance and how to develop it.

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Progress towards a degree

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There are 5 modules in this course

As a starting point for a discussion about the neuroscience of personal excellence, we will need a common vocabulary and knowledge about how the brain works. In this first module, you will learn about the key parts of the brain and nervous system. Begin to understand how neurotransmitters, hormones and brain waves affect behavior. Lastly, the social brain hypothesis and how maleable the adult brain actually is will be discussed. Consider this module a journey to introduce you to basic neuroscience.

What's included

4 videos19 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

Our lives are largely driven by our habits. Research states that 43% of our behavior is habitual. In this module, we will explore the neuroscience of learning and habituation so that you can learn to harness it to your advantage.

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2 videos8 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

To improve our decision-making and problem solving skills, we must learn how our brain approaches these tasks. In this module, we'll discuss ways to improve. We'll also review how to keep our minds healthy with proven neuroscience.

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2 videos8 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Many people see fear, stress and anxiety as somethign that should be avoided. In this module, you will come to learn that they each have a valuable part to play for performance related tasks. Being able to regulate arousal is the key to finding your sweet spot when it comes to elite performance.

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3 videos11 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

To be at our best, we need to be able to withstand the storms of life. In this module you will come away with and understanding of psychological resilience, perseverance and mental toughness. Each overlapping the others. We'll also explore tactics for developing your mental strength.

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4 videos10 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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Ron Duren Jr.
University of Colorado Boulder
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