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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and Schoolby John J Medina
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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.
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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