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

Key insights from John Medina's

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


Key insights from John Medina's

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

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Learn how your brain works and what you can do to help it function better.

There’s still a lot to learn about the brain, but in his book “Brain Rules,” author John Medina dives into 12 things that are already known about how the human brain works. Each rule touches on the science and research that led to discoveries about the brain and how what’s known can be applied to daily life. By looking at how evolution has shaped the brain, this Snapshot will clue you in about how your brain functions, so you’ll have a better idea of how to keep your brain working at its best.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Wish you could improve your brain’s function
  • Are interested in how evolution affects the modern brain
  • Want to take advantage of brain science to thrive at work, school, or home
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Introduction

Can you multiply 9,978,678 by 2 in your head? There are people who can. And they don’t necessarily have high IQs. The brain works in extraordinary ways. It’s a powerful network of cells that can do incredible things, but most of us don’t have any idea how it works.

Author and brain expert John Medina lists 12 rules about how the brain works and what they mean in our daily lives:

Survival is a basic instinct, and the brain has evolved to help humans survive.

Exercise helps give your brain an extra boost.

Sleep helps your brain work better.

Stress is hard on your brain and makes...

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