Brain Rules

12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
By John Medina
# 15min reading time / 23min listening time
About the Summary

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.

In This Summary, You Will Learn:

  • Why our brains need physical activity as much or more than our bodies.
  • How many seconds you have to grab someone’s attention and how many minutes you have to keep it.
  • The simple tip to make you more productive and mentally agile.
  • 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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