Faculty of Health Sciences

Department of Physiology
Room 2-1.1; NW1 building; Hatfield
Campus; South Africa
Tel: (012) 420-2536 Fax: (012) 420-4483

21 May 2014

Dear Sir / Madam

Re: Neurolink

The University of Pretoria Neuroscience Group is proud to be in a collaborative academic agreement with Neurolink in the field of Neuro Science Performance Coaching (NSPC) [http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=20710&sub=1&parented=17753&subid=20709&ipklookid=76]. Neurolink has shown that they possess a sound understanding in the field of NSPC. In these modern times, to be successful, you need to know and understand how you prefer to learn, think and create. Neurolink, with their thorough and comprehensive assessment procedures, has shown that they understand the inter-relationships between brain fitness, hemispheric dominance, stress, mode of performance, four brain quadrants, rational or emotional preference, information processing style, sensory mode of learning, intelligence preference, learning skills, physical learning environment, mental approach, brain food and brain-based toolbox. In order to be truly innovative in education, it is at times necessary to break away from the conventional – while at the same time keeping the best interest of students in mind. We support the notion that innovation in teaching and learning plays a vital role in the success of an institution and in doing so we have launched innovative initiatives inside our own practice. One such initiative is the inclusion of the Neurolink evaluation procedures in teaching, learning and research. University of Pretoria Neuroscience Group and Neurolink, developer the following CEatUP (Continued Education at the University of Pretoria) courses:

Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching that covers the following specific issues:s:

  • Neurophysiology
  • Psychophysiology
  • The 7 insights about the brain relating to changes
  • The neuroscience of leadership
  • Your brain at work and play
  • Understanding the brain’s social bias

Introduction to Brain Fitness that covers the following specific issues:

  • Brain training basics
  • Keeping your memory sharp
  • Fostering a happy, healthy mind
  • Getting Physical: Looking at Brain-Friendly Diet and Lifestyle
  • Brain training assessments and games to play at home
  • Brain training research
  • Millennium of the mind
  • 5 factors that influence brain fitness
  • Neurotrophins
    • Electro-chemical functioning
    • Cerebrospinal circulation
    • Mental exercises and brain states
    • Physical brain fitness exercises

The prescribed book for the Introduction to Brain Fitness course is Tick Tock This makes your Brain Rock by Dr Andre Vermulen. CEatUP also appointed Dr Andre Vermulen as external lecturer.

University of Pretoria Neuroscience Group and Neurolink is also busy developing the next CEatUP (Continued Education) course (starting 2014), Certificate in Higher Neuroscience Coaching that is based on the following Model: “A Holistic Coaching Model Based on Developing Intrapersonal & Interpersonal Competencies.”

Health and wellness has different meaning to different people, however, the most common definition is “the absence of disease”. We believe that the definition should include physical fitness, emotional health, spiritual health and mental health (your sate of being). The body must be trained to respond to what the eyes see. The eyes cannot be trained in isolation; the body must be taught to work as a unit. Physical exercise and brain training improves brain function and reduces the risk of cognitive impairment associated with aging. Brain fitness training changes the brain, provides a stimulating environment for the brain, develops a healthy brain and keeps he brain alert and active. The Exercise and Neuroscience Group of the University of Pretoria uses the brain profiles of Neurolink to compare the differences in performance of sedentary and active individuals.

Kind regards

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Prof P du Toit

Associate Professor: Department of Physiology
Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology UGSM-Monarch Business School, Switzerland
Head, UP Neuroscience Group
Associate of the IFNuW
Associate of the ICMM
Associate of Exercise Smart
Higher and Advanced Exercise Science
Neuroscience: Sports Vision Testing and Training

University of Pretoria

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