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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina (Pear Press)

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina (Pear Press)

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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (Pear Press) by John Medina. Get more at www.brainrules.net

The brain is an amazing thing. 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.

How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multitasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge?

Brain Rules is about what we know for sure, and what we might do about it.
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (Pear Press) by John Medina. Get more at www.brainrules.net

The brain is an amazing thing. 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.

How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multitasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge?

Brain Rules is about what we know for sure, and what we might do about it.

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Publish date: Feb 26, 2008
Added to Scribd: Apr 04, 2009
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introduction
1
exercise
7
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
29
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
49
Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.
Neurons slide, slither, and split ~ Experience makes the difference ~ Furiousbrain development not once, but twice ~ The Jennifer Aniston neuron
attention
71
Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things.
Emotion matters ~ Why there is no such thing as multitasking ~ We pay greatattention to threats, sex, and pattern matching ~ The brain needs a break!
short-term memory
95
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
121
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 foating in water could help your memory

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