Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

by John Medina

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside ourheads.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.99 out of 5
  • Published April 22nd 2014 by Pear Press
  • Original Title: Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work
  • Home
  • and School
  • ISBN: 098326337X (ISBN13: 9780983263371)
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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 that physical activity boosts your brain power. 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 information? 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 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 we 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. About the DVD The Brain Rules documentary, included with this book, is Medina’s lively tour of the 12 brain rules. Medina, drawing from his research, dynamic personality, and passion, has produced a “brain friendly” film that will take your understanding of the book to the next level.