Brain Rules

A summary of John Medina's book Brain Rules

Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power

Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.

Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently

Rule #4: People don't pay attention to boring things.

Rule #5: Repeat to remember (short-term memory)

Rule #6: Remember to repeat (long-term memory)

Teach in cycles of say 25 minutes, and teach every subject three times (interleave subjects). We should review what we have learned in the last learning slot every 72 to 96 hours.

Rule #7: Sleep well, think well

When sleep was restricted to six hours or less for just five nights, 
for example, cognitive performance matched that of a person suffering 
from 48 hours of continual sleep deprivation.

Rule #8: Stressed brains don't learn the same way

Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses at the same time

Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses

Rule #11: Male and female brains are different

Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers