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Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded) Audiobook

Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

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Publisher's Summary

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 the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. 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 knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? In the New York Times bestseller 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 infectious sense of humor 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 most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes. You will discover how: Every brain is wired differently. Exercise improves cognition. We are designed to never stop learning and exploring. Memories are volatile. Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn. Vision trumps all of the other senses. Stress changes the way we learn. In the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works - and how to get the most out of it.

©2014 John J. Medina (P)2014 John J. Medina

What the Critics Say

"Dissects the workings of the brain in plain English, explaining its role in the workplace and classroom…a writing style that makes words leap off the page."- (USA TODAY

"Few people are better qualified to help managers sift through all the hype than John Medina."- Harvard Business Review

"Brain Rules is one of the most informative, engaging, and useful books of our time."- Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen

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    "Essential understanding of how our brains work"

    Definitely one of the most useful and accessible books I've listened to in a while about how brains work and how we best process information. If you want to understand people and learning, this is a good place to begin. It's going on my re-listen list.

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  • AJ
    16/09/15
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    "On my second read"
    Would you listen to Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded) again? Why?

    I am truly enjoying this book during my commute. This is my second reading and I find I am catching things I missed the first time I listened to the audiobook. At this point I now want to participate in the online exercises, review diagrams and related material. Great work.


    What about John Medina’s performance did you like?

    He is a terrific reader. His voice is dynamic and engaging. Lots of vocal variety relevant to the topic. Fantastic!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Sambolec
    27/07/15
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    "Brilliant Book"

    I found the content interesting and amazing. I'm happy that the book is narrated by John as his enthusiasm and passion for his work and knowledge shines through.

    I highly rate this book and also highly recommend Brian Rules for Baby.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Troy
    14/08/16
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    "Not hard to follow w/o having previous knowledge"

    Need to go back through every chapter for clarity but very easy to follow if have no previous knowledge of brain science. I will apply much of this to school, family, and work. Thank you Dr. Medina.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Patrick F. Householder
    Issaquah WA
    30/01/16
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    "Entertaining and informative"

    I have listened to and shared this audio book with both family and friends. Everyone agrees this is a very useful and informative book. I recommend it to all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eleary S. Nixon
    21/10/15
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    "Entertaining Listen"

    John Medina did a great job explaining the way our minds work, and in an entertaining fashion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bekah
    06/04/17
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    "Dear Publishers . . ."
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    Dear Publishers,

    Please don't allow authors to read their own books. I know that it seems like reading a book would be easy for someone who actually wrote the book, but it almost never works out well. In fact, it usually works out as well as it likely would to have a narrator first author a book before reading it.

    At this point, we're accustomed to professional narrators, with their skilled cadence and timing. Unless you're prepared to train an author to do that, please let them stick to what they're good at: writing.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    23/08/17
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    "love it"

    one of the best books i have ever listened to. he has other awesome books i plan on listening. brain for baby was awesome too.

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  • Jared
    28/06/17
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    "A great read for anyone trying to get the most out of their brain"

    The story flowed well and the anecdotes are relevant and well placed to keep you going engaged.

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  • Anonymous
    06/06/17
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    "highly informative on a basic understanding level."

    good book! it is work like this that jas inspired me to study sciences and biology since i was 6 years old

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Patlolla
    Hackensack NJ, USA
    26/05/17
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    "Good Book, Horrible Reader!"

    Reasonably good material and inside perspective of brain rules. However the authors narration is horrible with lot of hissing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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