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Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School Paperback – Apr 22 2014

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pear Press; Second edition (April 22 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098326337X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983263371
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Most of us have no idea whats 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 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 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 Medinas fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science Youll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball Youll peer over a surgeons shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron Youll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but cant tie his own shoes You will discover how Every brain is wired differentlyExercise improves cognitionWe are designed 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 youll understand how your brain really works-and how to get the most out of it

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