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Brain rules : 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school

Author: John Medina
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Pear Press, 2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Pear Press trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Medina
ISBN: 9780979777745 0979777747
OCLC Number: 246893564
Notes: Includes index.
On t.p. "[a]" in brain appears as a picture of the human brain.
"Watch the 45-minute film as an introduction to the book. Special link for paperback readers: www. brainrules.net/dvd."
Description: 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Exercise --
Rule #1. Exercise boosts brain power --
Our brains love motion --
The incredible test-score booster --
Will you age like Jim or like Frank? --
How oxygen builds roads for the brain --
Survival --
Rule #2. The human brain evolved, too. --
What's uniquely human about us --
A brilliant survival strategy --
Meet your brain --
How we conquered the world --
Wiring --
Rule #3. Every brain is wired differently --
Neurons slide, slither, and split --
Experience makes the difference --
Furious brain development not once, but twice --
The Jennifer Aniston neuron --
Attention --
Rule #4. We don't pay attention to boring things --
Emotion matters --
Why there is no such thing as multitasking --
We pay great attention to threats, sex, and pattern matching --
The brain needs a break! --
Short-term memory --
Rule #5. Repeat to remember --
Memories are volatile --
How details become splattered across the insides of our brains --
How the brain pieces them back together again --
Where memories go --
Long-term memory --
Rule #6. Remember to repeat --
If you don't repeat this within 30 seconds, you'll forget it --
Spaced repetition cycles are key to remembering --
When floating in water could help your memory --
Sleep --
Rule #7. Sleep well, think well --
The brain doesn't sleep to rest --
Two armies at war in your head --
How to improve your performance 34 percent in 26 minutes --
Which bird are you? --
Sleep on it! --
Stress --
Rule #8. Stressed brains don't learn the same way --
Stress is good, stress is bad --
A villain and a hero in the toxic-stress battle --
Why the home matters to the workplace --
Marriage intervention for happy couples --
Sensory integration --
Rule #9. Stimulate more of the senses --
Lessons from a nightclub --
How and why all of our senses work together --
Multisensory learning means better remembering --
What's that smell? --
Vision --
Rule #10. Vision trumps all other senses --
Playing tricks on wine tasters --
You see what your brain wants to see, and it likes to make stuff up --
Throw out your PowerPoint --
Gender --
Rule #11. Male and female brains are different --
Sexing humans --
The difference between little girl best friends and little boy best friends --
Men favor gist when stressed; women favor details --
A forgetting drug --
Exploration --
Rule #12. We are powerful and natural explorers --
Babies are great scientists --
Exploration is aggressive --
Monkey see, monkey do --
Curiosity is everything.
Responsibility: John Medina.

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Tells how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. This book describes a brain rule - what scientists know for sure about how our brains work. It also  Read more...

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