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BrainTools

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Practical brain science for everyday people. Welcome to BrainTools.

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Persuade better with brain science | BrainTools #24

April 15, 2021 06:02 - 46 minutes - 64.4 MB

Whether it's pay rise season, you've trying to convince your kid to put shoes on or your friend to watch the movie you want, everyday we persuade others. And most of us aren't very good at it. In this special ep with give 8 BrainTools for getting better at persuading others by connecting with them through how our brains work.  If you're liking the show, feel free to support us by leaving a review on iTunes, or follow our journey on linkedin or instagram. Kirun & Sam from BrainTools

Persuade better with brain science | BrainTools #23

April 15, 2021 06:02 - 46 minutes - 64.4 MB

Whether it's pay rise season, you've trying to convince your kid to put shoes on or your friend to watch the movie you want, everyday we persuade others. And most of us aren't very good at it. In this special ep with give 8 BrainTools for getting better at persuading others by connecting with them through how our brains work.  If you're liking the show, feel free to support us by leaving a review on iTunes, or follow our journey on linkedin or instagram. Kirun & Sam from BrainTools

The Female Brain with Dr Sarah McKay | BrainTools #22 (Guest Episode)

March 30, 2021 11:57 - 52 minutes - 72.2 MB

Dr. Sarah McKay is a Neuroscientist with a PhD in Neuroscience from Oxford University, featured on ABC as a TV presenter, a former freelance medical and author of "The Women's Brain Book". Today we're lucky enough to have her join us for our first guest episode to talk about what happens in the female brain during each month, how babies change parents brains and the most holistic way to support our mental health and wellbeing. She drops some absolute Brain Bombs in this episode, as well as s...

4 BrainTools to prevent regrettable purchases | BrainTools (shortcuts)

March 25, 2021 22:20 - 20 minutes - 27.6 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 20-minute snackable episode where you get the 4 practical BrainTools on protecting yourself from neuromarketing, cut from our longer full episode. 

Protect your brain from marketers | BrainTools #21

March 23, 2021 22:19 - 41 minutes - 56.8 MB

Ever bought something and regretted it later? Or found yourself feeling oddly compelled to click buy? Marketing has gotten too smart, and marketers know how to use your brain against you to make you buy stuff you don't need. In this episode, learn about your brain on marketing and how to protect it from sneaky, brain-based marketing tactics. Plus get 4 PRACTICAL science-backed BrainTools to prevent you being taken advantage of and ending buying junk you regret. If you're liking the show, fe...

Protecting your brain from marketing hacks | BrainTools #21

March 23, 2021 22:19 - 41 minutes - 56.8 MB

Ever bought something and regretted it later? Or found yourself feeling oddly compelled to click buy? Marketing has gotten too smart, and marketers know how to use your brain against you to make you buy stuff you don't need. In this episode, learn about your brain on marketing and how to protect it from sneaky, brain-based marketing tactics. Plus get 4 PRACTICAL science-backed BrainTools to prevent you being taken advantage of and ending buying junk you regret. If you're liking the show, fe...

4 BrainTools for reading smarter | BrainTools (shortcuts)

March 18, 2021 17:30 - 21 minutes - 29.2 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 20-minute snackable episode where you get the 4 practical BrainTools on reading from our longer full episode. 

Struggling to read? Reading on your brain | BrainTools #20

March 16, 2021 23:05 - 40 minutes - 56.1 MB

These days picking up a book feels like staring up Mount Everest. Reading has become hard for so many of us. Why? We unpack the reason behind it, how reading works in your brain (and why you might be struggling to sit down and turn pages). Plus get 4 PRACTICAL science-backed BrainTools for reawakening your reading brain and reading better. If you're liking the show, feel free to support us by leaving a review on iTunes, or follow our journey on linkedin or instagram. Kirun & Sam from BrainT...

Reading and your brain | BrainTools #20

March 16, 2021 23:05 - 40 minutes - 56.1 MB

These days picking up a book feels like staring up Mount Everest. Reading has become hard for so many of us. Why? We unpack the reason behind it, how reading works in your brain (and why you might be struggling to sit down and turn pages). Plus get 4 PRACTICAL science-backed BrainTools for reawakening your reading brain and reading better. If you're liking the show, feel free to support us by leaving a review on iTunes, or follow our journey on linkedin or instagram. Kirun & Sam from BrainT...

4 BrainTools for overcoming your biases | BrainTools (shortcuts)

February 24, 2021 16:23 - 27 minutes - 37.1 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 20-minute snackable episode where you get just the 4 practical BrainTools on beliefs and conflict. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, check out https://braintools.substack.com

4 BrainTools for overcome your biases | BrainTools (shortcuts)

February 24, 2021 16:23 - 27 minutes - 37.1 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 20-minute snackable episode where you get just the 4 practical BrainTools on beliefs and conflict. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, check out https://braintools.substack.com

Biases in your brain | BrainTools #19

February 23, 2021 19:56 - 38 minutes - 53.1 MB

We are all biased - we make decisions based on the limited information our brain can process which leads to shortcuts. These shortcuts (or heuristics) cause bia and suboptimal decisions - they were made to help us survive the jungle not the concrete jungle. In this episode we explain where biases come from, why we have these quirks and give you 4 bias-tools to overcome some of your biases. If you're liking the show, you can support us by following our page on linkedin or instagram!

Your brain biases | BrainTools #19

February 22, 2021 22:37 - 33 minutes - 46.1 MB

We're all biased - we make decisions based on limited information and use shortcuts to get there. Problem is theses biases can lead to poor decisions in our modern environment - they evolved for the jungle not the concrete jungle. How do you mitigate your bias? Which biases are limiting you? Find out in this episode of BrainTools, plus grab 4 science-backed debiasing braintools - like an ad blocker for your bias.  If you're learning useful things from our podcast, you can always help us out...

4 BrainTools for your next disagreement | BrainTools (shortcuts)

February 20, 2021 23:14 - 21 minutes - 30.1 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 20-minute snackable episode where you get just the 4 practical BrainTools on beliefs and conflict. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, check out https://braintools.substack.com

Your brain on disagreements | BrainTools #18

February 15, 2021 23:43 - 37 minutes - 52 MB

When your beliefs clash in conversation, your brain changes. It enters a state of survival which blinds you to the other persons perspective and creates an ideological fist fight. In this episode learn what happens to your brain when you disagree plus how to navigate a healthy disagreement about beliefs using 4 science-backed BrainTools. If you're learning useful things from our podcast, you can always help us out by following BrainTools on linkedin or instagram. Your BrainTool friends, Kiru...

4 BrainTools for healthier self-beliefs | BrainTools (shortcuts)

February 11, 2021 05:32 - 21 minutes - 29.9 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 20-minute snackable episode where you get just the 4 practical BrainTools on changing beliefs, no fluff. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, check out https://braintools.substack.com

Mindset, beliefs and your brain | BrainTools #17

February 08, 2021 11:27 - 42 minutes - 58.9 MB

Breaking down how beliefs are formed, how they hurt you or help you, and how to set new beliefs (new mindsets) in the brain.   You will learn: The neuroscience of how you create beliefs What your beliefs do to your brain, perception and body Changing beliefs and adopting new ones 4 BrainTools for updating your beliefs   Your brain can change. Listening to this episode, you'll figure out how to use your own neuroplasticity to overcome your self-limiting beliefs.   If you want the br...

Freaking-out: managing emotional situations with brain science | BrainTools #16

February 01, 2021 22:29 - 38 minutes - 52.6 MB

4 ways to help someone feeling out-of-control emotionally using Brain science. In this episode, you'll learn : Empathy in the brain The role of your body and brain on how others feel Emotional de-escalation And as always, 4 BrainTools to level up your emotion-calming and empathy abilities If you're loving the show, you can grab the implementation guide for this ep and more by checking out https://braintools.substack.com/ Or leave us an iTunes review. Up to you. 

Master your brain, regulate your emotions | [BrainTools]

December 09, 2020 04:36 - 52 minutes - 72.7 MB

Learn the top 4 strategies for regulating your out-of-control emotions using Brain science.  In this episode, you'll learn: - How emotional regulation happens in the brain - The role of body & brain in emotional regulation - Where it happens in your brain - 4 BrainTools that instantly upgrade your emotional regulation skills, make you a better regulator over time and impact your relationships.    In this episode, we shout out: - Neuroscience of Social Emotional Learning with Andrea Sa...

Master your brain, regulate your emotions | BrainTools #15

December 09, 2020 04:36 - 52 minutes - 72.7 MB

Learn the top 4 strategies for regulating your out-of-control emotions using Brain science. In this episode, you'll learn: How emotional regulation happens in the brain The role of body & brain in emotional regulation Where it happens in your brain 4 BrainTools that instantly upgrade your emotional regulation skills, make you a better regulator over time and impact your relationships.  In this episode, we shout out the Neuroscience of Social Emotional Learning with Andrea Samadi. Be go...

Your Anxious Brain: a bonus episode on anxiety | BrainTools #14

November 23, 2020 22:29 - 39 minutes - 53.7 MB

Anxiety can be debilitating. Worse still, most of us don't understand it, why it happens, where it comes from. Why does your brain make you anxious?  After being repeatedly asked this question from our audience, we decided it was time to answer it. In this episode, you'll learn: Why anxiety happens Where it comes from Where it happens in your brain 4 BrainTools for reducing it's impact and regaining control of an anxious brain.  In this episode, we shout out: - Neuroscience of Social ...

Your Anxious Brain: a bonus episode on anxiety | BrainTools

November 23, 2020 22:29 - 39 minutes - 53.7 MB

Anxiety can be debilitating. Worse still, most of us don't understand it, why it happens, where it comes from. Why does your brain make you anxious?  After being repeatedly asked this question from our audience, we decided it was time to answer it. In this episode, you'll learn: - Why anxiety happens - Where it comes from - Where it happens in your brain - 4 BrainTools for reducing it's impact and regaining control of an anxious brain.    In this episode, we shout out: - Neuroscience...

Taming your negative emotions with brain science | BrainTools

November 04, 2020 11:46 - 49 minutes - 49.1 MB

You have bad days. And you have worse days - where the anxiety, doubt or anger take over. Can you do anything about it? In episode 2 of BrainTools volume 2 we dig down (deep down) into the difficult emotions in your brain, where they come from and of course, share with you 6 BrainTools for helping you regain control when your brain starts veering off the road.    If you're loving the show, follow our Instagram for more brain bites, or join our newsletter where we'll let you know when new e...

Taming your negative emotions with brain science | BrainTools #13

November 04, 2020 11:46 - 49 minutes - 49.1 MB

You have bad days. And you have worse days - where the anxiety, doubt or anger take over. Can you do anything about it? In episode 2 of BrainTools volume 2 we dig down (deep down) into the difficult emotions in your brain, where they come from and of course, share with you 6 BrainTools for helping you regain control when your brain starts veering off the road.    If you're loving the show, follow our Instagram for more brain bites, or join our newsletter where we'll let you know when new e...

6 BrainTools for (more) Happiness | BrainTools (shortcuts)

November 04, 2020 11:38 - 31 minutes - 29.6 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 25-minute snackable episode where you get just the 6 practical BrainTools, no fluff. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools join newsletter https://linktr.ee/braintoolspod..   PS: If our podcasts tickle your brain, please show us some love and leave a quick review. It makes our brains go 'bing'. 

The practical brain-science of positive emotions | BrainTools #12

October 19, 2020 12:01 - 1 hour - 65.8 MB

We love to feel good - happiness, joy, euphoria. But where do positive emotions come from? Why do we have them? And how in tarnation do you get more of them? In episode 1 of BrainTools season 2 we dig down (deep down) into positive emotions in the brain, where they come from and of course, share with you 6 BrainTools for having more of them, more often. Happiness BrainTools, free of charge, paid in listening.   If you're loving the show, follow our Instagram for more brain bites, or join o...

The practical brain-science of positive emotions | [BrainTools]

October 19, 2020 12:01 - 1 hour - 65.8 MB

We love to feel good - happiness, joy, euphoria. But where do positive emotions come from? Why do we have them? And how in tarnation do you get more of them? In episode 1 of BrainTools volume 2 we dig down (deep down) into positive emotions in the brain, where they come from and of course, share with you 6 BrainTools for having more of them, more often. Happiness BrainTools, free of charge, paid in listening.   If you're loving the show, follow our Instagram for more brain bites, or join o...

SPECIAL EP: Ask us Anything - 10 BrainTools Questions

October 05, 2020 15:19 - 38 minutes - 34.6 MB

A different kind of BrainTools - we had many questions every episode from all of you. So we wanted to take the time and answer the best BrainTools related question for each episode. 10 questions where we dive a little deeper to answer some everyday situations with practical brain science (with a side of very average banter, thanks). Hear us answer your questions on sleep, stress, fear, habits, addictions, love/tinder, love/relationships, aging, attention & memory. Plus get some off the reco...

SPECIAL EP: Ask us Anything - 10 BrainTools Questions | BrainTools #11

October 05, 2020 15:19 - 38 minutes - 34.6 MB

A different kind of BrainTools - we had many questions every episode from all of you. So we wanted to take the time and answer the best BrainTools related question for each episode. 10 questions where we dive a little deeper to answer some everyday situations with practical brain science (with a side of very average banter, thanks). Hear us answer your questions on sleep, stress, fear, habits, addictions, love/tinder, love/relationships, aging, attention & memory. Plus get some off the reco...

6 BrainTools for mastering memory and stopping forgetting | BrainTools (shortcuts)

September 16, 2020 16:03 - 23 minutes - 21.8 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 25-minute snackable episode where you get just the 6 practical BrainTools, no fluff. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, listen to the full episode, or join our free growing community at "braintools.mn.co". PS: If our podcasts tickle your brain, please show us some love and leave a quick review. It makes our brains go 'bing'. 

Your memory, your brain and Neuroscience | BrainTools

September 15, 2020 11:03 - 44 minutes - 41.7 MB

Most of us think we are forgetful, or get jealous of friends who have 'super' memories. But here's the cold-hard brain truth - there is no such thing as a super memory. And you can train your memory to be like a supercomputer. Or at least so you don't lose your keys so often. In this episode of BrainTools, we talk about memory breakdown during lockdown, how memory works, why you forget things and, of course, we share 6 practical BrainTools for mastering your memory (and remembering your keys...

Your memory, your brain and Neuroscience | BrainTools #10

September 15, 2020 11:03 - 44 minutes - 41.7 MB

Most of us think we are forgetful, or get jealous of friends who have 'super' memories. But here's the cold-hard brain truth - there is no such thing as a super memory. And you can train your memory to be like a supercomputer. Or at least so you don't lose your keys so often. In this episode of BrainTools, we talk about memory breakdown during lockdown, how memory works, why you forget things and, of course, we share 6 practical BrainTools for mastering your memory (and remembering your keys...

Can you protect your brain from aging? | BrainTools #09

September 12, 2020 05:00 - 50 minutes - 47.8 MB

We all age, we all get older. But can you protect your brain as you age? Can you keep your cognitive function? In this episode of BrainTools we uncover the mechanisms of aging, what happens in the brain when we get older and how to protect your brain as you get older. PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help keep you refocus when you can't focus.  Check out the rest of our stuff here https://linktr.ee/braintoolspod PS: If you like the podcast, show us some love an...

Can you protect your brain from aging? | BrainTools

September 12, 2020 05:00 - 50 minutes - 47.8 MB

We all age, we all get older. But can you protect your brain as you age? Can you keep your cognitive function? In this episode of BrainTools we uncover the mechanisms of aging, what happens in the brain when we get older and how to protect your brain as you get older. PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help keep you refocus when you can't focus. Check out the rest of our stuff here https://linktr.ee/braintoolspod PS: If you like the podcast, show us some love and ...

6 BrainTools for protecting your brain as you age | BrainTools (shortcuts)

September 12, 2020 04:58 - 24 minutes - 22.9 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 25-minute snackable episode where you get just the 6 practical BrainTools, no fluff. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, listen to the full episode, or join our free growing community at "braintools.mn.co". PS: If our podcasts tickle your brain, please show us some love and leave a quick review. It makes our brains go 'bing'. 

6 BrainTools for getting back your focus | BrainTools (shortcuts)

September 12, 2020 04:55 - 21 minutes - 16.6 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 25-minute snackable episode where you get just the 6 practical BrainTools, no fluff. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, listen to the full episode, or join our free growing community at "braintools.mn.co". PS: If our podcasts tickle your brain, please show us some love and leave a quick review. It makes our brains go 'bing'.

How do you refocus attention right now with Neuroscience? | BrainTools

September 02, 2020 05:45 - 50 minutes - 38.6 MB

Are you struggling to focus during covid? You're not alone. Working remotely is hard, and we're all distracted. It's not your fault, it's your brain. In this episode of BrainTools we uncover why it's so hard to pay attention, to stay focused, including the neuroscience of how our attention is being hijacked by stress (and our environment). PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help keep you refocus when you can't focus. Loving the show? For more tools and resources, j...

How do you refocus attention right now with Neuroscience? | BrainTools #08

September 02, 2020 05:45 - 50 minutes - 38.6 MB

Are you struggling to focus during covid? You're not alone. Working remotely is hard, and we're all distracted. It's not your fault, it's your brain. In this episode of BrainTools we uncover why it's so hard to pay attention, to stay focused, including the neuroscience of how our attention is being hijacked by stress (and our environment). PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help keep you refocus when you can't focus.  Loving the show? For more tools and resources,...

6 BrainTools for relationships right now | BrainTools (shortcuts)

August 26, 2020 21:36 - 24 minutes - 19.8 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 25-minute snackable episode where you get just the 6 practical BrainTools, no fluff. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, listen to the full episode, or join our free growing community at "braintools.mn.co". PS: If our podcasts tickle your brain, please show us some love and leave a quick review. It makes our brains go 'bing'. 

Remote relationships, communication and Neuroscience | BrainTools #07

August 24, 2020 12:27 - 49 minutes - 40.4 MB

Relationships have gone remote, and communication during COVID is different. In this episode of BrainTools we uncover the neuroscience of why it's harder to connect right now, relationships on the brain and the COVID induced communication challenges all relationships are feeling. PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help keep your relationships healthy during this time of uncertainty. Loving the show? For more tools and resources, join the growing community at brain...

Remote relationships, communication and Neuroscience | BrainTools

August 24, 2020 12:27 - 49 minutes - 40.4 MB

Relationships have gone remote, and communication during COVID is different. In this episode of BrainTools we uncover the neuroscience of why it's harder to connect right now, relationships on the brain and the COVID induced communication challenges all relationships are feeling. PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help keep your relationships healthy during this time of uncertainty.Loving the show? For more tools and resources, join the growing community at brainto...

6 BrainTools for Dating Apps | BrainTools (shortcuts)

August 13, 2020 06:24 - 25 minutes - 23.9 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 25-minute snackable episode where you get just the 6 practical BrainTools, no fluff. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, listen to the full episode, or join our free growing community at "braintools.mn.co". PS: If our podcasts tickle your brain, please show us some love and leave a quick review. It makes our brains go 'bing'. 

Love, tinder and Neuroscience | BrainTools #06

August 11, 2020 06:03 - 1 hour - 58.6 MB

Does love happen in the heart, or in the brain? Why are dating apps so addictive? Is there a perfect tinder profile? In this episode of the BrainTools podcast you're going to learn about the neuroscience of love and how modern appified dating impacts the way we date. PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help you make sense of tinder, love and your brain.  Loving the show? For more tools and resources, join the growing community at braintools.mn.co. It's completely f...

Love, tinder and Neuroscience | BrainTools

August 11, 2020 06:03 - 1 hour - 58.6 MB

Does love happen in the heart, or in the brain? Why are dating apps so addictive? Is there a perfect tinder profile? In this episode of the BrainTools podcast you're going to learn about the neuroscience of love and how modern appified dating impacts the way we date. PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help you make sense of tinder, love and your brain. Loving the show? For more tools and resources, join the growing community at braintools.mn.co. It's completely fre...

6 BrainTools for breaking everyday Addictions | BrainTools (Shortcut)

August 05, 2020 23:14 - 27 minutes - 24.8 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 25-minute snackable episode where you get just the 6 practical BrainTools, no fluff. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, listen to the full episode, or join our free growing community at "braintools.mn.co". PS: If our podcasts tickle your brain, please show us some love and leave a quick review. It makes our brains go 'bing'. 

Your Everyday Addictions and Neuroscience | BrainTools #05

August 03, 2020 13:35 - 1 hour - 56 MB

Your phone. Social media apps. Binge-watching netflix (guilty). Chocolate and sugar. These are all everyday addictive things that hijack the brains reward system and make as CRAVE more. In this episode of the BrainTools podcast you're going to learn about the neuroscience of Addictive things, everyday addictions, the problems they come with, PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help you make habits stick.  Loving the show? For more tools and resources, join the grow...

Your Everyday Addictions and Neuroscience | BrainTools

August 03, 2020 13:35 - 1 hour - 56 MB

Your phone. Social media apps. Binge-watching netflix (guilty). Chocolate and sugar. These are all everyday addictive things that hijack the brains reward system and make as CRAVE more. In this episode of the BrainTools podcast you're going to learn about the neuroscience of Addictive things, everyday addictions, the problems they come with, PLUS you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help you make habits stick. Loving the show? For more tools and resources, join the growin...

6 BrainTools for Making Habits Stick | BrainTools (Shortcuts)

July 29, 2020 10:53 - 28 minutes - 26.2 MB

This is the 'Tools' cut of the BrainTools podcast. A 25-minute snackable episode where you get just the 6 practical BrainTools, no fluff. To learn more of the neuroscience and research behind the tools, listen to the full episode, or join our free growing community at "braintools.mn.co". PS: If our podcasts tickle your brain, please show us some love and leave a quick review. It makes our brains go 'bing'. 

Form Habits that stick with Neuroscience | BrainTools

July 27, 2020 13:00 - 55 minutes - 52 MB

Most of us abandon new years resolutions before February. Because we don't make the habits sticks. In this episode of the BrainTools podcast you're going to learn about habits in the brain, the problems and neuroscience of habits, plus you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help you make habits stick. Loving the show? For more tools and resources, join the growing community at braintools.mn.co. It's completely free and loaded with tons of useful resources which we add to ev...

Form Habits that stick with Neuroscience | BrainTools #04

July 27, 2020 13:00 - 55 minutes - 52 MB

Most of us abandon new years resolutions before February. Because we don't make the habits sticks. In this episode of the BrainTools podcast you're going to learn about habits in the brain, the problems and neuroscience of habits, plus you'll walk away with 6 BRAND spankin' new BrainTools to help you make habits stick.  Loving the show? For more tools and resources, join the growing community at braintools.mn.co. It's completely free and loaded with tons of useful resources which we add to ...