Paul Roebuck
Paul Roebuck
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Behaviourist

Providing talks and short c courses on how and why people act and react the way they do

The Thinking Man

The Thinking Man

Behaviour is determined by

A Stimulus
(an event or environment)

Our Neurology
(what happens in our brain)

and our Psychology
(what goes on in our mind)

The human brain

The human brain

Some behaviour is hardcoded in our DNA, most of it is a gift from our ancestors, forefathers and parents.

The rest, we learn and store in our 100 billion brain cells

Neuron's (Brain cells)

Neuron's (Brain cells)

Neuron’s transmit electrical signals around the brain and nervous system.

Synapses connect neuron’s to each other through tiny chemical connectors called neurotransmitters.

Synapses connect brain cells

Synapses connect brain cells

Synapses connect neuron’s to each other through tiny chemicals connectors called neurotransmitters. Dopamine and serotonin for example.

The psychiatric pharmaceuticals work by promoting or inhibiting the chemical reactions within this synaptic cleft.

Neural Pathways & Behaviour Imprinting

Neural Pathways & Behaviour Imprinting

Whenever we do anything, (typically in response to an event or our environment), our neuron’s pass the signal along the line to tell us what to think about, and how to act or react.

And when we repeat a pattern the behaviour it is hardcoded into the brain as a neural pathway.

Hardwiring behaviour

Hardwiring behaviour

These pathways contain our behaviour instructions (how to act and react) when an incoming stimulus is received.

So the next time we face the same or similar event or environment we act again the same hard wired way.

Neural Pathways & Behaviour

Neural Pathways & Behaviour

This process of pattern repeat is how and why David Beckham perfected his free kicks, and how others develop their patterns.

It’s also how you develop and reinforce your own healthy and unhealthy patterns.

Neural Pathway Intensity

Neural Pathway Intensity

This image shows the intensity of brain activity and the associated neural pathways.

Notice the bright red arc, that’s the Limbic System.

The Limbic System (and Brain Stem)

The Limbic System (and Brain Stem)

The central location of this limbic structure ensures that everything we see, hear, taste, touch and smell goes into here first.

It’s also where memory is managed, the emotional responses are housed, and has significant control of the nervous system,

Human Limbic System

Human Limbic System

This is a 3D print of the Limbic system, taken from an MRI scan.

Whoever invented our Brain put this limbic system here for good reason.

Anatomy of the limbic system

Anatomy of the limbic system

This collection of Neuron’s plays a huge part in our behaviour.

It tells the rest of the brain (and in turn the body) what to concentrate on, what to think about, and whether to act or react.

It largely determines our, and other peoples behaviour

Want to learn more?

Want to learn more?

I offer an extensive range of complimentary talks and short courses to help people too better understand and manage how and why we act and react the way we do.

Please get in touch to discuss how I can help motivate, stimulate, educate and engage teams and groups of all sizes and types.