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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 knowlike 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 forgetand 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 rulewhat scientists know for sure about how our brains workand then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. 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. 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 learn In the end, you ll understand how your brain really worksand how to get the most out of it."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780979777714
ISBN-10: 0979777712
Format: CD-Audio
(191mm x 138mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Pear Press
Publisher: Pear Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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