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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User Review  - bostonian71 - LibraryThing

Short, but informative and engaging. I appreciate that Medina explains the biology clearly, tries not to generalize too much (even the "principles" of the title are more suggestions and ideas for ... Read full review

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User Review  - jlapac - LibraryThing

This is a great book. It combines brain science with evolution, how people learn and the stupidities of how we teach. It took me a long time to actually read, but in the process I gave two ... 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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