Science Summary

Self Regulation is about aligning your Emotion, Thinking and Feeling to make the most of each new situation in your life [1]. This could also be thought of as aligning ‘Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘General Intelligence’ [2,3].

We are regularly faced with situations that need to be considered from multiple points of view. Effectively handling these situations relies on understanding your own thinking and feeling, the feelings of others, having empathy for others and reading emotion cues.

Training with brain exercises has been shown to enhance components of Self Regulation, leading to better self-esteem and reduced stress [4].

1. Gordon E, Barnett KJ, Cooper NJ, Tran N, Williams LM (2008). An ‘Integrative Neuroscience’ platform: Application to profiles of negativity and positivity bias. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 7, 345-366.

2. Mayer JD & Salovey P (1991). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 100-111.

3. Mayer JD et al (1990). Journal of Personality Assessment, 50, 772-781.

4. Dandeneau SD et al. (2007). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 651-666.

Self Regulation Skills
Positivity-Negativity Bias


Social Capacity

Thinking Skills
Sustained Attention


Controlled Attention


Executive Function

Processing Speed

Recall Memory

Working Memory

Motor Coordination