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...
Series: Brain Rules
Hardcover: 301 pages
Publisher: Pear Press; Har/DVD edition (February 26, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 388292
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
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- 0979777704 epub
- John Medina epub
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“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 areSurvival: How our brain is a product of our evolution, and some traits it has adopted as...”
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 differentlyExercise improves cognitionWe are designed to never stop learning and exploringMemories are volatileSleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learnVision trumps all of the other sensesStress changes the way we learnIn the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.