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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

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Most of us have no idea whats really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.

How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.

Medinas fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. Youll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. Youll peer over a surgeons shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. Youll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but cant tie his own shoes.

You will discover how:

Every brain is wired differently

Exercise improves cognition

We are designed to never stop learning and exploring

Memories are volatile

Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn

Vision trumps all of the other senses

Stress changes the way we learn

In the end, youll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.

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A molecular biologist shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way people teach their children and the way they work. "Brain Rules" is one of the most . . . useful books of our time--Garr Reynolds, author "Presentation Zen."

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smiley reader, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by smiley reader)
John Medina makes recent brain research eminently readable and interesting; a book I have read and referred to many times.
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katmcc, August 29, 2009 (view all comments by katmcc)
An outstanding read. First chapter on exercise will blow you
couch potatoes away. Written in language you can understand.
Much of the book is about how we learn and the best conditions
for learning.
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katmcc, August 29, 2009 (view all comments by katmcc)
All the latest in brain research in language one can understand. The first chapter, on exercise, will blow all you couch potatoes away. Then, there is great information on how we learn and what the best conditions for learning and remembering are. I recommend it highly!!
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ISBN:
9780979777745
Subtitle:
12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
Author:
Medina, John J
Author:
Medina, John J.
Author:
Medina, John
Publisher:
Pear Press
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Business Life - General
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Self-Help : General
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090310
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Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
301
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6 x 0.9 in 17 oz

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