Maniac’s Book Club: Brain Rules
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by scientist John Medina uses easy-to-read scientific studies to explain how the brain works. It then offers creative suggestions that can help build a more productive life.
“The brain is an amazing thing.”
In this New York Times Bestseller, molecular biologist John Medina, explains the science behind how the human brain works. By combining this scientific knowledge with the functions of everyday life, he is able to offer ideas which could transform lives by elevating the brain to function at its highest levels. Studies referenced in the book are all published and peer-reviewed adding a high level of validity to his ideas. Even so, the book is as interesting and easy to read as a thrilling, suspense novel.
THE 12 BRAIN RULES, ILLUSTRATED
Evolution SURVIVAL: The human brain evolved, too.
Exercise EXERCISE: Exercise boosts brain power.
sleep SLEEP: Sleep well, think well.
stress STRESS: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.
wiring WIRING: Every brain is wired differently.
attention ATTENTION: We don’t pay attention to boring things.
shortterm MEMORY: Repeat to remember.
multisensory SENSORY INTEGRATION: Stimulate more of the senses.
vision VISION: Vision trumps all other senses.
music MUSIC: Study or listen to boost cognition.
gender GENDER: Male and female brains are different.
exploration EXPLORATION: We are powerful and natural explorers.
The chapters on exercise, sleep, and stress resonated strongly with the Maniacs.
“There’s a tipping point when stress becomes toxic.”
We would love to hear what you think about the book!
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina is available at brainrules.net.