In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina ’88, a molecular biologist, tells 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.
Visit Dr. Medina’s website to read about each of the brain rules listed below and watch videos showing their application.
SURVIVAL: The human brain evolved, too.
EXERCISE: Exercise boosts brain power.
SLEEP: Sleep well, think well.
STRESS: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.
WIRING: Every brain is wired differently.
ATTENTION: We don’t pay attention to boring things.
MEMORY: Repeat to remember.
SENSORY INTEGRATION: Stimulate more of the senses.
VISION: Vision trumps all other senses.
MUSIC: Study or listen to boost cognition.
GENDER: Male and female brains are different.
EXPLORATION: We are powerful and natural explorers.
Dr. Medina explains the brain rules