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Brain Boss

Bosses really do think differently, a new study of brain patterns by scientists in Germany has revealed.

Experts at Julich Research Centre, in Aachen, found bosses use different parts of their brains to workers to make quicker decisions.

Scientists used MRI scanners on a sample of 35 mangers to test their brain functions during a series of decision-making tests.

The managers were asked to respond quickly to chose words like "teamwork" and "power" in tests aimed at simulating the decisions they would have to make in a normal working day.

Then researchers compared their answers to the responses of workers of the same sex and age who were asked the same questions.

Findings - published in the "PLoS ONE' journal - showed managers activated a part of their brain associated with memory suggesting they were using experience to solve problems.

Meanwhile, workers used brain patterns that indicated they were treating each problem as brand new, slowing down the results, concluded the study.

German Herald





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