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Frequently Asked

Questions

Welcome to Mind Dynamix FAQ page.

Below is a selection of the most frequently asked questions that we have received about either the Mind Dynamix Profile Instrument (MDPI) and report or the Mind Moves: a key added value element of the MDPI profile.  If the question you have in mind is not answered here please drop us a mail – profile@mindynamix.com.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MDPI PROFILE

Is the Mind Dynamix Instrument Profile similar to other popular psychometric profile instruments?

The short answer is no.  The Mind Dynamix Profile instrument (MDPi) is not a psychometric profile instrument. MDPi is a functional physiological profile instrument.  The key point is that psychometric profile instruments tend to make use of a questionnaire based on behaviour whereas the MDPi is an experience-based instrument that measures myelinated physiological preferences.

 

Typically a questionnaire based on behaviour lists words / statements, and one would choose the word / statement per grouping that best describes your preference best, yes? With MDPi, the majority of questions elicit physical responses that point to specific regions and functions of the nervous system (central and peripheral), emphasising the neuroscience basis of the MDPI.  These preferred parts and pathways indicate the client's most used, hence myelinated, parts of :

·         the central (brain) and

·         the peripheral nervous (sensory-motor) system.

What are the neuroscientific theories that Mind Dynamix incorporates?
What is the Integrated Architecture theory (Function, Form, Flow)?

The roots of the Mind Dynamix Profile instrument (MDPi) are firmly embedded in neuroscience.

Researchers in the field of Neuroscience have mapped the brain into regions that are associated with certain functions that underpin skills that, with repeated use (myelination), transform into competencies. Practice makes perfect.  These studies also show that no two brains are alike and further indicate that the real estate of each person's brain is as unique as their fingerprints.

 

There is consensus that a general distribution of function exists. MDPi interfaces with these and provides a map that indicates the unique route that each person's system favours, and is expressed in terms of a 14 variable, three-step information processing theory: input, processing and output.

 

A further theory, the Integrated Architecture theory (Function, Form, Flow) adds  richness to the processing phase. The MDPi plots this route and captures it in a functional model depicting flow through the nervous system, with the aid of 7 paired “experts” or areas of dominance. These “experts” may be viewed as a person’s myelinated default settings.

How do the 37 questions that are asked of me provide an accurate assessment of the fourteen variables of the Mind Dynamix Profile instrument?

The questions prompt certain physical responses and plots these in terms of the 14 variables or ‘experts’. The question of accuracy relies on a person’s self-awareness and their ability to reflect. This is not unique to MDPi but rather a limitation of all  instruments that rely on self-completion questionnaires to provide the profile information. Mind Dynamix offers the facility of refining the accuracy by participating in a  MDPi-Validation profile involving the participation of a nominated person.

Is the Mind Dynamix model credible from the viewpoint of neuroscientists? 

In our 10+ years of operation, we have not as yet come across a neuroscientist that would fault the model.

How often can I repeat a MDPi Profile and is the resulting profile likely to be any different?

We do not specify any particular timeframe between profile assessments. If you have utilised the profile in order to develop additional areas of expertise, and have diligently applied the suggested Mind Moves programme, then you may find a shift in your performance as indicated by changes in your MDPi.  This would be a meaningful indicator that you are experiencing development in the areas you had set out to improve.

QUESTIONS ABOUT MIND MOVES

What are the neurophysiological bases for the Mind Moves exercises? 

Every primitive infant movement serves to develop a part of the peripheral and central nervous system in an ever increasingly more complex manner. The principles of biomimicry apply where we turn to nature to solve problems with human performance. The Mind Moves movements mimic the primitive movements to reverse engineer the central and peripheral nervous system increasingly towards integration and agility.

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