[Books] Brain Rules by John Medina

In this post I would like to write a summary about a book currently I am reading. The purpose is simple, I just want to point out what ideas that are important I got from the book.


“Brain Rules”
12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

by John Medina (official website, or order from Amazon.com)

exercise
Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.

survival
Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.

wiring
Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.

attention
Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things.

short-term memory
Rule #5: Repeat to remember.

long-term memory
Rule #6: Repeat to remember.

sleep
Rule #7: Sleep well, think well.
In one research, a 26-minutes nap in the afternoon improved NASA pilot’s performance by 34 percent.

stress
Rule #8: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.

sensory integration
Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses.

vision
Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.

gender
Rule #11: Male and female brains are different

exploration
Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers.

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