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

Brain Rules Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work Home and School 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 t

  • Title: Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
  • Author: John Medina
  • ISBN: 9780979777745
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 importanMost 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 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.

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    • John Medina

      DR JOHN J MEDINA, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed His latest book is a must read for parents and early childhood educators Brain Rules for Baby How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two boys brainrules

    858 thoughts on “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

    • I think I would give this book 3.5 stars if I could.The book discusses "12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school." The real focus seems feels like how we can use this to improve schools. The 12 rules are:EXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain powerRVIVAL | Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.WIRING | Rule #3: Every brain is wired differentlyTENTION | Rule #4: We don't pay attention to boring thingsORT-TERM MEMORY | Rule #5: Repeat to remember.LONG-TERM MEMORY | Rul [...]

    • I kind of loved this book because it give a lot of the "why" - the science - behind a lot of best practices. This is the kind of thing that helps me change my behavior - when I know how it works under the hood.The book is broken into a series of "brain rules" on different subjects. I'll list main takeaways:ExerciseWe all know it's good for us and it feels good and we should do it. The best quote here was "Physical activity is cognitive candy." - also "A lifetime of exercise results in a sometime [...]

    • كتاب رائع، يبحث في العديد من أبحاث الدماغ ليخرج بـ 12 قانون، معرفتها تساعدك لكي تزيد كفائة الدماغ في العمل، المنزل، والمدرسة. يأتي بعدة فوائد وأمثلة وأبحاث تحت كل قانون.القوانين هي (باختصار، الكتاب يفصل فيها طبعاً):1-الرياضة: التمارين الرياضية تقوي القدرات العقلية.-أدمغتنا تح [...]

    • Brain rules is really well organized. It's a very un-boring synthesis of current neuroscience research into very comprehensible terms. I only give it four stars because the author (openly) says that the educational implications of the findings are not clear. Some major take-aways, along with my questions and ruminations:Attention:Emotional arousal helps the brain learn. Number of minutes a person can pay attention to presentation style information (a lecture) is the same as their age, up to 10. [...]

    • The content, when you can get to it, is interesting. But I find his writing style incredibly annoying -- full of anecdotes that don't really have a very tight connection to the content of the chapter. Then, midway thru the book, you learn that he finds that 10-minute chunks interspersed with anecdotes helps students pay attention in lecture. I totally accept that for an oral presentation. But in a written text, it's really annoying. I'm used to reading nonfiction that doesn't seem to be talking [...]

    • Bullet Review:This was a fun little book that talked about the various "oddities" of your brain and have some ideas for helping to use your brain the way it was built. I have found I really enjoy learning about the brain, as it is a strange and kinda mysterious organ - this book was no disappointment in that regard (although several topics I had read in different books).Full Review:(NOTE: I wasn't going to do oned then asked me to review, and since I did buy on Kindle, I felt, oh, well, why not [...]

    • We participated in a research study led by this author last year, so I was curious to read this book. John Medina was an engaging and thought-provoking speaker, and this is an engaging and thought-provoking. It took a while to read because I had to stop and think after each section. It was relevant to teaching in many ways, but also to life in general.

    • This is a fabulous book I wish had been written before I started baby-making 30 years ago! It does confirm for me that I did a lot of things right as a parent, but I would have benefited as a mom from knowing things now clearly related by John Medina on when an infant is learning what much more precisely than I knew from observation and experience alone. the information in this book is priceless for any parent and any person who intends to live life healthily, influence people positively and mak [...]

    • Finally finished “Brain Rules” by John Medina. Fascinating how simple habits can boost our brain power. Seemingly passive and low impact activities like exercise and sleeping enhance our thinking ability (we’ve all heard this before, but the author provides compelling explanations as to why this is the case).There’s also an interesting discussion on multitasking (apparently it’s true you can do two things at once, just not as well as if you weren’t trying to multitask).A well written [...]

    • The author, a lecturer, researcher, and molecular biologist, lists twelve major principles that help explain how the brain works: though processes are improved by physical exercise, we pay attention to evolutionarily important things like sex and danger, we need sleep to cogitate properly, repetition is crucial to long-term memory, we learn more through a variety of sensory inputs, gender influences how our brain process certain interactions, and so on. In most of the chapters, he goes on to adv [...]

    • A very straightforward read on the latest advance in the understanding of how the brain works. A lot of the chapters draw from some of the accessible trade books on cognitive development. Stories from Deborah Tannen, Oliver Sachs, Howard Gardner, Steven Jay Gould, etc. add stories and examples to Medina's main structure of the book. The book is organized around 12 principles that Medina feels are necessary to a healthy brain (due to what Medina sees as evolutionary factors). The first principle [...]

    • As always, I need to declare my preference for fiction. That said, let me recommend this book. Author and molecular biologist, John Medina, does a great job capturing the reader with brain research, of all things. Clearly a subject that could lull the layperson into a comatose state, Medina follows his own advice in this text. Chapters are not overly long; each reading objective is clearly stated, and he reviews the salient items at the end of each chapter, with three or four bulleted items. To [...]

    • A solid attempt at making a practical (useful) book on how the brain works, aimed at everyday people. He focuses on memory and efficiency, and writes in an engaging style. As a long-time researcher in the field he has the science cred, and he explains it well. There's a website (brainrules I think) that goes with the book, and when the book is released for real (I got a galley) it'll come with a DVD.My only complaint is that he's insufficiently scientific in the book. I wanted more hard numbers [...]

    • My sister and I both work with kids and have our own little book club where we read works that are related to learning, the brain, and child development. While she liked 'Brain Rules,' she critiqued for being 'pop.' I get that, but I really liked the book. We read it after seeing Medina give an enthusiastic and inspiring presentation at the Learning and the Brain Conference several months ago in San Francisco. He's definitely a salesman type with his own shtick, but for me, it works. I was readi [...]

    • “Dopo i primi dieci minuti di una lezione o di una presentazione, il cervello stacca la spina. È dunque importante sapere che ogni dieci minuti bisogna lanciare all’uditorio un ‘amo’, per esempio un aneddoto, che susciti emozioni come il riso, l'incredulità o la paura”.Questo è solo un esempio delle tante cose interessanti citate in questo libro che tratta del cervello e del suo funzionamento.Si sanno ancora poche cose del cervello, ma negli ultimi anni sono state fatte molte scoper [...]

    • 3.5John Medina explains 12 principles that involve the brain or thoughts that can help you in life. The copy I checked out from the library contained a dvd that gave an overview of the book that explained all of Medina's main points.This book is worth reading and its ideas are worth incorporating into your life.Watch this video to see if you might be interested in reading this book:Brain RulesFrom the book:“If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to what the [...]

    • إن كنت تبحث عن كتاب بسيط وجميل ويتحدث عن كيفية عمل الدماغفهذا هو الكتاب الأمثل لذلكبالنسبة لي فقد استمتعت للنسخة الصوتية منهوأسلوب المؤلف وصوته يشدان الإنتباه بشكل جميل جدا

    • The book lays out the core aspects of cognitive science in layman terms and is a fluid and entertaining read. The author keeps it clear from time to time what is established and what is experimental or state of the art in terms of our understanding of cognition. The chapters are very well organized, each focusing on a particular aspect of personal development and life choices. I learned a lot although I already had good understanding of chapters around memory but John's style of writing leads a [...]

    • This was a pretty interesting book. Thanks to the spouse for letting me regurgitate it back to him every night. It's the kind of book you must talk about with others. And often! You lucky people! A lot of reference to the study of injured brains were found in it, so my main take away was this - wear a bike helmet. Every single time.

    • Книга скорее НЕ понравилась :( На первый взгляд это даже странно: солидный (в научном смысле) автор; изложение "тонких материй" (о работе нашего мозга и нашей психики)довольно лёгкое и занимательное; кроме научных фактов и теоретических выкладок вроде бы присутствуют и практ [...]

    • There were parts of this book I loved and parts I hated, so it was really difficult for me to figure out how to rate it. I loved the first chapter so much -- about how exercise makes your thinking sharper -- that I devoted a podcast episode to it. Other chapters were fascinating too, in particular the sleep chapter.However, there was a description of the making of foie gras on page 88 that was a dealbreaker for me. And because it came during the chapter on "Attention," I presume it was a techniq [...]

    • This book is an extremely informative book. I wanted to read a book that would help me discover how and why our brains learn different ways. I didn’t want to read a book that was packed with scientific details that were hard to understand. John Medina combined the scientific details with common experiences and stories to create a revealing book that was enjoyable to read. Each chapter began with a different brain rule. Most of the brain rules that were highlighted in the book were common knowl [...]

    • We expect that findings from scientific research will be quickly translated into everyday practice when it comes to medicine, technology, engineering and marketing. However, when it comes to schools and education, research finds it difficult to cut through the bonds of tradition.In his bestselling book Brain Rules, molecular biologist John Medina suggests that the typical five-period day in high school might be radically restructured if we were to consider how the brain actually works.Medina wri [...]

    • This subject matter is fast-becoming my favorite for non-fiction books. All this new neuroscience that has jumped up in the last twenty years has been overall pretty uplifting. The malleability of the brain, its connection with the body, and its amazing powers of regeneration and lifelong ability to change are overall pretty good news for a world that has kind of let itself slide into a damaging passivity and learned helplessness. This book isn't a business or education book, it's a pop science [...]

    • Thanks to author John Medina for taking up such a risk to research and explain the complex thing, according to human brains, of "how brain works" to the level that human brain can understand easily. The author, in his book explains 12 things about how our brains functions. This book contains of working science about brains, exemplary of experiment about the brain's function and questions.Here are the 12 things that the author says how the brain functions and fascinating ideas about them1) Surviv [...]

    • This one was fascinating. I finally found out why it's possible to faint from shock! Your brain is so glucose-hungry that you can only use a very small percentage of it at a time, for the simple reason that you don't have enough glucose (or enough oxygen to break the glucose down, or the ability to get rid of the by-products of oxygen break-down fast enough) to fuel more than a small percentage. So if you see/learn something shocking, your brain tries to process too much at once, using too large [...]

    • Good Book. Helped to understand how human brain functions and how it get affected by the activities we do in our daily lives such as sufficient amount of sleep and exercise helps healthy brain functioning, where as excessive stress affects the brain functionality in a negative way. I felt interested while getting to know about brain's memory system which has four stages of processing, viz Encoding, Storing, Retrieving and Forgetting. To make something to be in long-term memory, we need to memori [...]

    • I'll be honest, this book was a challenge for me to get through. My biggest takeaway was what Dr. Medina had to say about teaching and learning. The brain can really only hold an attention span of about 10 minutes before it starts to wander, so as a teacher you must be aware of this and structure your lessons to keep students engaged. An example would be switching from lecturing for 10 minutes to telling a story or anecdote that relates to the lesson, then going back to the lesson. There is a lo [...]

    • I read this for a cognitive learning group at work, kind of a self-help meets neuroscience attempt. Some of it was interesting, some of it was stuff most people 'know' but the scientific explanations solidified it, and some seemed a little bit of a stretch.

    • About the book: Brain Rules gives you insight into how our brains function and explains how you can take advantage of such knowledge to push your brain to work better. From gaining more productivity at work to absorbing more at school, mastering the “brain rules” will help make learning with all your senses become second nature.About the author: John Medina is a professor, research consultant and expert in molecular biology. He founded the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research and the T [...]

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