Summary

Communication and Cognition go hand in hand. Communication, broadly speaking, describes the act of conveying, and receiving, meaning from one entity, be it living or artificial, to one or more others through the use of language - spoken, written, body movement; the use of signs, symbols, and is culturally identified and understood by a unique system of norms. Cognition refers to mental processes such as thinking, whether conscious or unconscious, and its effectiveness therefore is fundamental to performance outcomes. The Runway content is concerned with improving cognitive performance with a focus on content that can optimise cognitive abilities including such areas as creative, critical and systems thinking.


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Communication & Cognition

Study reveals how face masks hinder communication

A study by the University of Sydney reveals how our voices change when wearing a face mask and how that can hinder verbal communication.
PME Level All levels
984
Communication & Cognition

Study sheds light on role of fingerprints in sense of touch

A new study has discovered that touch is more sensitive than initially understood, highlighting how we tend to limit the use of this critical receptor.
PME Level All levels
999
Communication & Cognition

Communication is Key to Resolving Conflict

Trying to understand another person's perspective can improve communication and make for a happier and more productive workplace.
PME Level All levels
982
Communication & Cognition

Brain gain: Half of Australian expats are back home, and they’ve brought their talents with them

Half of Australian expatriates have now returned home due to COVID-19, or political unrest—bringing much-needed skilled workers back into the country.
PME Level All levels
980
Communication & Cognition

Here's Why Your Brain Will Forgive You For Not Multitasking

Monotasking may be better for our health and may also improve productivity and safety.
PME Level All levels
950
Communication & Cognition

One Personality Trait Predicts Longevity More Than Others—But Why?

Conscientiousness seems to be the personality trait most closely linked to longevity.
PME Level 4
941
Communication & Cognition

How Important Is Diversity in Thinking?

Diversity in looks and background does not guarantee a diversity of thought; to be effective, groups also need to contain people with different thinking styles.
PME Level 4
931
Communication & Cognition

5 Critical Thinking Skills to Use at Work (And How to Improve Them)

This article identifies five important areas regarding thinking critically: Observation, Analysis, Inference, Communication, and Problem-solving.
PME Level All levels
927
Communication & Cognition

Joseph Henrich’s ‘The WEIRDest People in the World’ is a #MustRead

In his book ‘The WEIRDest People in the World (WEIRD Western Educated Industrialized Rich Democratic societies), Joseph Henrich argues that cultural evolution gave the west some critical advantages.
PME Level All levels
914
Communication & Cognition

What Are Cognitive Functions?

This article describes the cognitive functions which refer to the ability of a person to think.
PME Level 4

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