Brain Rules from Dr. John Medina

Can exercise improve cognitive executive function?  How about cognitive disorders?  Can stress impair learning? Yes, yes, and yes claims Dr. John Medina, author of Brain Rules, in this entertaining lecture he gave at Google’s headquarters as part of the Authors@Google series.  Medina discusses a selection of the 12 brain rules he has identified as “what we know for sure” about the brain, and how we might use that knowledge to transform our lives.  The full list of Medina’s brain rules, with links to tutorials on his website, is below.  The video is roughly 52 minutes long and well worth the time.

Exercise EXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.
Evolution SURVIVAL | Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.
wiring WIRING | Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.
attention ATTENTION | Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things.
shortterm SHORT-TERM MEMORY | Rule #5: Repeat to remember.
longterm LONG-TERM MEMORY | Rule #6: Remember to repeat.
sleep SLEEP | Rule #7: Sleep well, think well.
stress STRESS | Rule #8: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.
multisensory SENSORY INTEGRATION | Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses.
vision VISION | Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.
gender GENDER | Rule #11: Male and female brains are different.
exploration EXPLORATION | Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers.

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