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Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series.Would you like to increase your performance by 34 percent today? Is the idea of accomplishing tasks more quickly and with fewer mistakes appealing? If so, the latest research on brain functionality and performance reveals surprising facts that can help you accomplish more with less effort. I recently spoke at the Banff Western Connection 2013 Conference. John Medina, a molecular biologist, keynoted along with hypnotist Mike Mandel. While this may seem odd for a real estate conference, both speakers provided a tremendous wealth of data on the latest behavioral research and how it influences human performance. Below are some key points from their talks. 1. It's not snake oil What is one substance that allows you to learn up to six times faster, adjusts your cholesterol, increases your intelligence, and improves your sleep? Mandel said the research clearly demonstrates that this is Omega 3 fatty acid. Apparently, humans get plenty...