The Neurology Of Power

Have you ever thought about power – who holds the power in your relationships, between you and your friends, family and partner or children?

If you’re in the workplace how does power impact the way you lead or the way you are being managed?

What Is Neurology Of Power?

Neurology of Power is an iterative research project, which distils key ideas and principles of where power resides in the body and the brain, from leading thinkers and scientists around the world. Through a work ethic rooted in collaboration and shared innovation, we explore and apply these ideas to cultural leadership in the UK, to impact on equity, structures, programming and visioning for the future.

Created by Cultural Thinker Suzanne Alleyne, NoP takes an iterative approach to research and development, with a particular interest in social neuroscience and lived experience which straddles the worlds of academia, the arts, business and global indigenous communities.

Power is so fundamental to how we exist as human beings. NoP aims to research, share, explain and demystify the science to support individuals, communities and organizations to thrive.  

Why Do We Need It?

“I think it’s a basic human need to want to be heard and understood whether at home, with friends, at work or within wider society. I believe that power permeates every conversation and relationship we have. To know ourselves and genuinely relate to others we have to understand our relationship to power in any given moment. I am a Black British woman and this is the lens through which I approach my work.”  

Suzanne Alleyne, Neurology of Power

Our North Star

“By understanding how power changes the brain and perceptual cognitive functions, we will be in a much better position to develop strategies that can help harness the positive effects of power and mitigate the negative consequences.” 

Professor Sukhvinder Obhi