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“Brain Rules” by John Medina

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I love reading. I love acquiring new knowledge.

A friend of mine recently encouraged me to read two important books, so I wrote her this note:

Paula, I am very grateful that you alerted me to:

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink (2005, 2006), and

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School by John Medina (2008).

– Blessings, Doc

Who is John Medina?

Here’s his website with humorous videos:

Plus this photo and bio immediately below:

John  Medina

Dr. John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.

I have found him and his work to be worth knowing. From the book cover, here are some of John Medina’s 12 Brain Rules derived from rigorous research conducted by him and many others as well:

Some of John Medina’s Brain Rules

1. Exercise improves cognition.

2. Every brain is wired differently.

3. We are designed never to stop learning and exploring.

4. Memories are volatile and susceptible to errors.

5. Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn.

6. Vision trumps all the other senses.

7. Stress changes the way we learn.

John Medina helps us understand how our brains really work, and how to get the best out of this invaluable resource we all have.

To your best brain!

Doc Meek, Monday, May 3, 2010, at Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA ………………………………………………………….

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
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