Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded) by John Medina audiobook

Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

By John Medina
Read by John Medina

Pear Press 9780983263371
7.98 Hours Unabridged
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If workplaces had nap rooms, multitasking was frowned upon, and meetings were held during walks, we'd be vastly more productive. Brain Rules reveals – in plain English – 12 ways our brains truly work._x000D__x000D_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._x000D__x000D_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?_x000D__x000D_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._x000D__x000D_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._x000D__x000D_You will discover how:_x000D_Every brain is wired differently_x000D_Exercise improves cognition_x000D_We are designed to never stop learning and exploring_x000D_Memories are volatile_x000D_Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn_x000D_Vision trumps all of the other senses_x000D_Stress changes the way we learn_x000D__x000D_In the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.

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If workplaces had nap rooms, multitasking was frowned upon, and meetings were held during walks, we'd be vastly more productive. Brain Rules reveals – in plain English – 12 ways our brains truly work._x000D__x000D_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._x000D__x000D_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?_x000D__x000D_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._x000D__x000D_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._x000D__x000D_You will discover how:_x000D_Every brain is wired differently_x000D_Exercise improves cognition_x000D_We are designed to never stop learning and exploring_x000D_Memories are volatile_x000D_Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn_x000D_Vision trumps all of the other senses_x000D_Stress changes the way we learn_x000D__x000D_In the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dissects the workings of the brain in plain English, explaining its role in the workplace and classroom…a writing style that makes words leap off the page.” USA Today
“A self-designated ‘grumpy scientist,’ Medina cites only research that has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and that has been successfully replicated. Remarkably, this molecular biologist is a gifted communicator who is able to write for both the scientist and the layperson.” Psychiatric Times
“Oliver Sacks meets Getting Things Done.” Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother
“A marvelous job in simplifying the best ways to get the most out of our brains. He is funny, tender, and completely engaging. Everyone should read this book.” John Ratey, MD, author of A User’s Guide to the Brain
“Brain Rules is one of the most informative, engaging, and useful books of our time.” Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen
“Medina has taken what may be the most complex thing we know—the human mind—and explained it in a way that even the human mind can understand. Brain Rules is THE book on how neuroscience can help you at work and at home.” Douglas Stone, coauthor of Difficult Conversations

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English