by Ginger Marin

I came across an interesting article about studying the use of brain mapping (an FDA-approved procedure) to enhance leadership skills in business executives.

I know a little bit about brain mapping.  It really is a fascinating technology that can pinpoint brain dysfunction at various levels.  After the mapping is done, a neurofeedback or neurodevelopment training program is then designed based on an individual’s needs.

The goal of the program is to boost the brain’s ability to perform better at different tasks. So it helps with cognitive function, memory and concentration and the brain’s processing/learning abilities.  It would be a useful tool for anyone concerned with optimizing brain function.

The idea that it could be used to enhance leadership skills in business executives is especially  enticing.  I can’t help but wonder if it could also boost ethics.  After all that’s the single most important thing many business execs lack or so it would seem these days.  It’s also the thing most lacking in government officials.

The more I read about brain mapping and neurodevelopment, the more convinced I am that everyone in government, in the banking industry and on Wall Street should be required to get their brains mapped, tracked and hammered into shape.  At least, then, maybe the rest of us would have a fighting chance.

This is not alien technology and there is no anal probe involved — just a few well placed electrodes around the head.  Certain people need all the mental help they can get, especially in this ongoing government-induced anti-intellectual, anti-common sense, rotten financial climate.  A simple brain mapping program seems to be an all gain and no brain drain event!   Maybe Congress can take up the issue as part of their health care reform bill debate.

Author Ginger Marin is an actor, freelance writer and storyteller.  You can also find her on Google+

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