Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (Book & DVD)

Most of us have no idea what’s 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.

Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t 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, you’ll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.

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08. November 2017 by Ben S
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  1. A great overview of both findings in neuroscience as well as practical ways to apply them in everyday life John splits the book up into twelve different sections, each with findings in neuroscience, as well as how to apply those findings practically. These sections are Survival: How our brain is a product of our evolution, and some traits it has adopted as a result Exercise: How exercise improves our cognitive abilities and staves off dementia Sleep: What the brain does during sleep, how people are biologically predisposed to various sleep patterns, and how to use naps to…

  2. Brilliant writing with one caveat “Brain Rules” is a fun book exploring the intricacies of the brain – what makes it tick, the way we process information and how it all links back to our ancestors surviving on the plains. John Medina has 12 “rules” of the brain, which he explains along with providing perhaps helpful tips to use the brain more fully.I never really realized how much I liked psychology until I started to read books like this. I didn’t realize psychology looked so much into how weird our…