Neuroscience 101

What exactly is neuroscience? It's the scientific study of the nervous system, of which the brain is considered the CEO!

We will explore this complex system, and the impact it has on our wellbeing, in a way that will inform how we give and receive mentorship.

As one mentor of my Neuroscience mentor* Dr Sarah McKay has said, "Neuroscience research today is where Astronomy was in the 17th Century." How exciting is that?

A great way to build your knowledge of neuroscience, based on what we know so far, is through Dan Siegel's hand model of the brain. This visual works beautifully with children and adolescents.


* Every mentor is a mentee who has a mentor, who is a mentee, who has...and so the cycle goes.

Melissa Shadforth