Finished Reading Brain Rules
Finished reading Brain Rules by John Medina. Brain Rules focuses on the contemporary business buzzword multitasking. In a chapter on attention Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, shows how the brain can really only focus on one thing at a time. Medina presents reputable principles on how the brain works and what we can do to benefit our home and work life. He shows how our visual sense trumps all other senses. John Medina says that we don’t sleep to give our brain a rest. He highlights studies that show our neurons furiously firing while we sleep. Although we indeed lose brain cells as we age, our brain compensates so we can keep learning as we age.
John Medina employs an engaging style of writing and excellent suggestions on how to apply his principles. I enjoyed Brain Rules; I’m fascinated by cognitive psychology. I would recommend Brain Rules to anyone interested in neural development.