This book is partly an academic-style introduction to brain research and partly a jauntily written practical “how-to” about getting the most from your brain. John Medina has a warm, upbeat persona, and skillfully incorporates stories from his experiences to illustrate points he makes in the book. From time to time he forgets to connect the dots for readers who are new to the material, and so doesn’t always articulate the full point or parallel he is making. However, he successfully gives a broad overview of brain research and makes a conscious effort to practice the rules he preaches. He repeats information, as research says he should, and uses lively, varied examples to engage the reader. To reinforce the book’s lessons with visual and aural sensory input, the publisher provides a supplemental DVD. Medina summarizes his key points, and touches briefly on the real-world implications and applications of the findings he covers. getAbstract recommends this book to parents, educators, human-resources professionals, executives and all those who want to help themselves, their children or their employees reach their full intellectual potential.
In this summary, you will learn
- How researchers understand your brain;
- How you can help your brain perform better; and
- How schools and workplaces could improve performance and productivity by taking brain research into account.
About the Author
John J. Medina directs the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University and teaches in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Comment on this summary
2 years agoRealy great and put together based on research
Contained in Knowledge Pack:
Knowledge PackPower Up Your BrainHow to program your brain for success.
Knowledge PackMaintenance of Your BrainHow to look after your brain as you age
Customers who read this summary also read
Andrew E. Budson and Maureen K. O’Connor
Oxford UP, 2017
Joseph A. Annibali MD
Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen
MIT Press, 2016