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Brain Rules : 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (Reprint): Medina, John: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Brain Rules : 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (Reprint)
Brain Rules : 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (Reprint)
Publisher : Pear Pr
Published Date : 2009/03
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780979777745

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A11242600 A60750000
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
PW Reviews 2007 December #1
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Table of Contents
 
introduction                                       1  (6)
    exercise
      Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power
        Our brains love motion
        The incredible test-score booster
        Will you age like Jim or like Frank?
        How oxygen builds roads for the brain      7  (22)
    survival
      Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too
        What's uniquely human about us
        A brilliant survival strategy
        Meet your brain
        How we conquered the world                 29 (20)
    wiring
      Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently
        Neurons slide, slither, and split
        Experience makes the difference
        Furious brain development not once, but
        twice
        The Jennifer Aniston neuron                49 (22)
    attention
      Rule #4: We don't pay attention to boring
      things
        Emotion matters
        Why there is no such thing as
        multitasking
        We pay great attention to threats, sex,
        and pattern matching
        The brain needs a break!                   71 (24)
    short-term memory
      Rule #5: Repeat to remember
        Memories are volatile
        How details become splattered across
        the insides of our brains
        How the brain pieces them back together
        again
        Where memories go                          95 (26)
    long-term memory
      Rule #6: Remember to repeat
        If you don't repeat this within 30
        seconds, you'll forget it
        Spaced repetition cycles are key to
        remembering
        When floating in water could help your     121(28)
        memory
    Sleep                                          149(134)
      Rule #7: Sleep well, think well
        The brain doesn't sleep to rest
        Two armies at war in your head
        How to improve your performance 34
        percent in 26 minutes
        Which bird are you?
        Sleep on it!                               149(20)
    stress
      Rule #8: Stressed brains don't learn the
      same way
        Stress is good, stress is bad
        A villain and a hero in the
        toxic-stress battle
        Why the home matters to the workplace
        Marriage intervention for happy couples    169(28)
    sensory integration
      Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses
        Lessons from a nightclub
        How and why all of our senses work
        together
        Multisensory learning means better
        remembering
        What's that smell?                         197(24)
    vision
      Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses
        Playing tricks on wine tasters
        You see what your brain wants to see,
        and it likes to make stuff up
        Throw out your PowerPoint                  221(20)
    gender
      Rule #11: Male and female brains are
      different
        Sexing humans
        The difference between little girl best
        friends and little boy best friends
        Men favor gist when stressed; women
        favor details
        A forgetting drug                          241(20)
    exploration
      Rule #12: We are powerful and natural
      explorers
        Babies are great scientists
        Exploration is aggressive
        Monkey see, monkey do
        Curiosity is everything                    261(22)
acknowledgements                                   283(2)
index                                              285
 

See how the brain works while using it in the process of reading this book! 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 know - like that physical activity boosts your brain power.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 information? 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.Medina's fascinating stories and sense of humour 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 we have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You'll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can't tie his own shoes.
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