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Brain Rules

Brain Rules

Brain Rules

12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

by John Medina

In this summary of Brain Rules, molecular biologist John Medina shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach and the way we work. He introduces 12 Brain Rules which cover what scientists know for sure about how our brains work and also offers ideas for investigating how each rule might apply to our daily lives. This summary will show you how to better understand how your brain really works — and how to get the most out of it.

What You'll Learn

In this summary of Brain Rules, you will learn:

  • Why our brains need physical activity as much or more than our bodies.
  • Why you've got seconds to grab someone's attention and only 10 minutes to keep it.
  • How taking a nap might make you more productive and mentally agile.
  • Why those in neuroscience, education and business need to work together to develop improvements in both teaching and management methods.
  • Why the differences between men's and women's brains start with how they got that way in the first place.
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