Brain Rules by John Medina - A Fascinating Look Into The Human Brain


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Brain Rules is a current look at what science has found out about the human mind. And let me tell you, it's utterly exciting news. New research shows the brain is even more powerful than we previously thought. The majority of the research our current knowledge of the brain is based off of has only be discovered in the past 10 years. Meaning that we're about to go through a groundswell of information regarding what the human mind is and isn't actually capable of. Better put a helmet on because this presentation is going to blow your mind!

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  • If you're tested on the details of a movie while the smell of popcorn is wafted into the air, you'll remember 10-50% more.
  • Brain Rules by John Medina - A Fascinating Look Into The Human Brain

    1. 1. #1: Exercise #2: Survival #3: Wiring #4: Attention #5: Memory 1 #6: Memory 2 #7: Sleep #8: Stress #9: Senses #10: Vision #11: Gender #12: Exploration
    2. 2. 1. Exercise helps you think better
    3. 3. 2. Our brains have evolved so we can survive
    4. 4. Your brain is like any other muscle in your body, you can grow it
    5. 5. Darwinism at its finest
    6. 6. What YOU do and learn in life physically changes what your brain looks like – it literally rewires it.
    7. 7. 3. Every brain is different
    8. 8. We’re terrible multi-taskers
    9. 9. The brain is not capable of multi-tasking. We can talk and breathe, but when it comes to higher level tasks, we just can’t do it.
    10. 10. 4. We’re getting really good at ignoring
    11. 11. 5. Repeat to remember
    12. 12. 6. Remember to repeat
    13. 13. If you want to remember something, make it more complex.
    14. 14. Group 1: Count the number of letters with diagonal lines and the number without. Group 2: Think about the meaning of each word and rate, on a scale of 1 to 10, how much you like or dislike the word.
    15. 15. Tractor Green Apple Zero Weather Pastel Quickly Ocean Nicely Counterto p Airplane Jump Laugh Tall
    16. 16. 7. Sleep well, think well
    17. 17. How to fall asleep quickly: “Paradoxical Intention” is a method to fall asleep more quickly. The trick: try as hard as you can to stay awake with your eyes closed laying in your bed. Source:
    18. 18. 8. We don’t learn when we’re stressed
    19. 19. Being happy or sad affects the way your immune system works
    20. 20. 9. We learn best when we engage several of the senses
    21. 21. Smell is unusually effective at evoking memory.
    22. 22. 10. Vision trumps all other senses
    23. 23. We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you'll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you'll remember 65%
    24. 24. 11. Men and women’s brains are genetically different.
    25. 25. “Men and women respond differently to acute stress: Womenremember the emotional details. Men get the gist.”
    26. 26. Males are more severely afflicted by schizophrenia than females.
    27. 27. By more than 2 to 1, women are more likely to get depressed than men, a figure that shows up just after puberty and remains stable for the next 50 years.
    28. 28. Males exhibit more antisocial behavior. Females have more anxiety. Most alcoholics and drug addicts are male. Most anorexics are female.
    29. 29. 12. At the core, humans are all curious.
    30. 30. How will you use your brain to its full potential?