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

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Scribe Melbourne, May 30, 2011 - Psychology - 320 pages
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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> and <i>BusinessWeek</i> bestseller.</b><br/>
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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.<br/>
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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?<br/>
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In <i>Brain Rules</i>, 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.

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

User Review  - Daddybydefault - Goodreads

This was one of the best books I've ever read, across any genre, educational or otherwise. Medina's prose is engaging and entertaining and the information he imparts is invaluable. He is able to take ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

I thought this book was fascinating! It goes into depth on how your brain functions in relation to short term and long term memory, with exercise, with sleep, how senses affect our perceptions, etc ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is an affiliate professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University. In addition to his <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Brain Rules</i>, Medina is also the author of <i>Brain Rules for Baby</i>. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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