Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
ISBN: 0979777712
EAN13: 9780979777714
Language: English
Pages: 6
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Compact Disc
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Book Overview
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 knowlike 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 forgetand 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 rulewhat scientists know for sure about how our brains workand 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 worksand how to get the most out of it.