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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Nov 2, 2016

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Dr Lynda Shaw.

I met Lynda a year ago, when she was leading a workshop for the Society of Later Life Advisers all about communicating with older clients.

As you will hear in this interview, Lynda is an incredible woman. She’s a cognitive neuroscientist and business psychologist, specialising in consciousness, emotion and the effects of ageing.

Lynda has a long list of affiliations, including Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine, Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association.

In addition to her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Lynda has a Masters of Research in Psychology, and a joint honours degree in Psychology and Social Anthropology.

When I heard Lynda speak a year ago, she was covering the psychology of communication and the older client. I wanted to touch on some of this area again, to get a better understanding of how our brains change as we age and what impact this has on our decision making.

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Lynda about her journey from business to academia, the link between emotion and below conscious awareness, how we can make better decisions about our money by reframing our state of mind, why retiring from work might be the most unhealthy decision you make in your life, and much more.

Welcome to Greed, Decision Making, & the Ageing Brain with Dr Lynda Shaw, in episode 130 of Informed Choice Radio.

Some questions I ask

-How do you go from being a business woman to a psychologist and a neuroscientist?

-How is this application of neuroscience applied in business generally and in life generally?

-If we enter the decision making processes in the wrong state of mind, are we going to approach the decisions differently?

-What are the changes that we go through as we age?

-Do we lose confidence in our decision making as we age because of changes to our brains?

-Tell us about greed, can it be a positive and a negative emotion?

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