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

Them sleep on it The next ay give several problems of that typesleeping between modeling and problem set triples the likelihood that a student will Six Days in Leningrad discover the simpler way to solve the problemDuring sleep we close out the outside world and brain works wildly to process input from theayWe imagine the near future much vividly than the far future We need to work on this to make people less short sightedLearned Helplessness is a term we shouldn t use It is not kids who ask for help before they try something themselves It s those who have been abused at random so much that they feel they have no control over their environmentOur stress responses are The Darkness designed to solve a problem in a few minutes not long term ie the saber tooth tiger either ate you or you got away Ion t know if I believe this what about Flyboy droughtOne of the greatest predictors of student success in school is the stability of the home lifeGottman and Shapiro studied marriages and found that when the adults had better coping skills and were stable the kids physiologically changed Sorry for the note form on this review I kind of loved this book because it give a lot of the why the science behind a lot of best practices This is the kind of thing that helps me change my behavior when I know how it works under the hoodThe book is broken into a series of brain rules onifferent subjects I ll list main takeawaysExerciseWe all know it s good for us and it feels good and we should A Dark Sicilian Secret do it The best uote here was Physical activity is cognitive candy also A lifetime of exercise results in a sometimes astonish I think I would give this book 35 stars if I couldThe bookiscusses 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work home and school The real focus seems feels like how we can use this to improve schools The 12 rules areEXERCISE Rule 1 Exercise boosts brain powerSURVIVAL Rule 2 The human brain evolved tooWIRING Rule 3 Every brain is wired Wolf Creek Homecoming (Wolf Creek differentlyATTENTION Rule 4 Weon t pay attention to boring thingsSHORT TERM MEMORY Rule 5 Repeat to rememberLONG TERM MEMORY Rule 6 Remember to repeatSLEEP Rule 7 Sleep well think wellSTRESS Rule 8 Stressed brains Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography don t learn the same way as non stressedSENSORY INTEGRATION Rule 9 Stimulate of the sensesVISION Rule 10 Vision trumps all other sensesGENDER Rule 11 Male and female brains areifferentEXPLORATION Rule 12 We are powerful and natural explorersThe underlying tone really seems focused on improving education and schools He covers each of the At the Italians Command different principles and backs it up with researchSome sections are better than others He s not uite as engaging as Dr Oliver Sacks but in the overall context of putting things together to form an overall idea of improving education based on how the brain works it is pretty engaging Heoes Oh Baby! do a good job of keeping it light and easy to understand At times this almost gets annoying but itoes make for an easy to read book A lot of the material I ve read elsewhere but this book Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, does a good job of tying it all togetherThere is a DVD included I haven t had a chance to view it yet and an accompanying web site If you just want to get the highlights of the 12 principles checkout the web site If you want to get the research behind the 12 principles get the book The content of the website actually nicely summarizes the 12 principle. 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 shoesYou williscover how Every brain is wired The Maid of Lorne differentlyExercise improves cognitionWe areesigned to never stop learning and exploringMemories are volatileSleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learnVision trumps all of the other sensesStress changes the way we learnIn the end you'll understand how your brain really works and how to get the most out of

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As always I need to eclare my preference for fiction That said let me recommend this book Author and molecular biologist John Medina oes a great job capturing the reader with brain research of all things Clearly a subject that could lull the layperson into a comatose state Medina follows his own advice in this text Chapters are not overly long each reading objective is clearly stated and he reviews the salient items at the end of each chapter with three or four bulleted items To help you understand and remember complex ideas he shares anecdotes and narratives from his own life as well as unusual stories from scientific research One such story illustrated working memory or storage and retrieval I can t remember which A man could remember ridiculously long lists The author a lecturer researcher and molecular biologist lists twelve major principles that help explain how the brain works though processes are improved by physical exercise we pay attention to evolutionarily important things like sex and How to Become a Virgin danger we need sleep to cogitate properly repetition is crucial to long term memory we learn through a variety of sensory inputs gender influences how our brain process certain interactions and so on In most of the chapters he goes on to Finally finished Brain Rules by John Medina Fascinating how simple habits can boost our brain power Seemingly passive and low impact activities like exercise and sleeping enhance our thinking ability we ve all heard this before but the author provides compelling explanations as to why this is the caseThere s also an interestingiscussion on multitasking apparently it s true you can Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, do two things at once just not as well as if you weren t trying to multitaskA well written and engaging book I recommend it to everyone from artists to business owners since it reveals some little known facts on how to amplify your productivity and sense of well being We participated in a research study led by this author last year so I was curious to read this book John Medina was an engaging and thought provoking speaker and this is an engaging and thought provoking It took a while to read because I had to stop and think after each section It was relevant to teaching in many ways but also to life in general This is a fabulous book I wish had been written before I started baby making 30 years ago Itoes confirm for me that I id a lot of things right as a parent but I would have benefited as a mom from knowing things now clearly related by John Medina on when an infant is learning what much precisely than I knew from observation and experience alone the information in this book is priceless for any parent and any person who intends to live life healthily influence people positively and make a ifference in the world It should be read by anyone in psychology psychiatry infant and child evelopment parenting and healthy living at any agestage of life Bullet ReviewThis was a fun little book that talked about the various oddities of your brain and have some ideas for helping to use your brain the way it was built I have found I really enjoy learning about the brain as it is a strange and kinda mysterious organ this book was no isappointment in that regard although several topics I had read in Command Performance different booksFull ReviewNOTE I wasn t going too oneand. Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads Yet brain scientists have uncovered Loveknot (Welcome to Tyler, details every business leader parent and teacher should know like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its bestHowo we learn What exactly The Perfect Blend do sleep and stresso 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 ifferent brainsIn Brain Rules Dr John Medina a molecular.

Then asked me to review and since I id buy on Kindle I felt oh well why not So here s a full review as best as I can musterBrain Rules is a fun book exploring the intricacies of the brain what makes it tick the way we process information and how it all links back to our ancestors surviving on the plains John Medina has 12 rules of the brain which he explains along with providing perhaps helpful tips to use the brain fullyI never really realized how much I liked psychology until I started to read books like this I Wanted (Sealed with a Kiss didn t realize psychology looked so much into how weird our brain is which is something that has intrigued me since I watched the Illusions episode of Bill Nye as a young adultteen Ever since then I ve sought out books such as this one to learn about our brain and how to better utilize itFortunately while this book had some overlap with other psychology texts I ve read including the Myth of Baby Mozart there was enough new andifferent material that I Rayuan Sang Bos [Seduced By the Boss] didn t feel the book was a waste of time or better just plain repetitive I think what really makes this book stand out is that it tries to incorporate ways to adapt to how your brain thinks such as getting exercise in treadmill while typing anyone or encouraging children to take music lessons note this isifferent than Baby Mozart in that children Bachelor to the Rescue (Home to Dover, do better when LEARNING to play an instrument not just listening to MozartMedina has a great writing style it s incredibly informative but not too heavy laden with psychology and biology language to make the common person stop in frustrationI really enjoyed Brain Rules and would recommend to others who love to learn about how their brain works and how to adapt to its idiosyncrasies Further I would not mind reading Medina s other works The content when you can get to it is interesting But I find his writing style incredibly annoying full of anecdotes thaton t really have a very tight connection to the content of the chapter Then midway thru th Brain rules is really well organized It s a very un boring synthesis of current neuroscience research into very comprehensible terms I only give it four stars because the author openly says that the educational implications of the findings are not clear Some major take aways along with my uestions and ruminationsAttentionEmotional arousal helps the brain learn Number of minutes a person can pay attention to presentation style information a lecture is the same as their age up to 10 After that it s 10 So you need a hook every 10 minutes In particular a hook that resonates emotionally BUT has to be connected to what you re teachingBrains like the gist or general ideas first and learn better this way Experts forget that their audience is built up of novices MemoryEven long term memory is malleable New information makes the old long term memory as though it were all new information Elaborate encoding means we are likely to remember new informationRepetition is key Exactly what intervals are best is unknownSleep is so importantReally must not Secrets At Maple Syrup Farm do meetingsuring nap time Naps are healthy We have a biological Whispers Of The Heart drive for a napProcedural learning improves tremendously when learning and practice are separated by a period of sleep Example model a method for solving a math problem that can be simplified Have student try it Then let. 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 heescribes a brain rule what scientists know for sure about how our brains work and then offers transformative ideas for our aily livesMedina'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.