When you have feuding people in a room, trying to reach an agreement, you need all the help you can get. Enter neuroscience. Georgia Geiger and Marti Kitchens use brain behavior modification to resolve disputes in their Marietta practice, Above & Beyond Conflict. One technique: getting parties face-to-face, which makes “mirror neurons” fire. “They unconsciously read each other’s expressions and can tell whether the person is demonstrating sincerity,” says Geiger.
This article originally appeared in our November 2013 issue.