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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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12 Brain Rules

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Below are the 12 Brain Rules developed by John Medina. Each link will take you to his site and to more information about each of the rules.
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Great reference with links for John Medina's "12 Brain Rules."

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John Medina: on The Human Brain

John Medina: on The Human Brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

What do you and The Scarecrow from THE WIZARD OF OZ have in common? You both have brains, but neither of you have learned best how to exploit them. John Medina is the world-renowned developmental molecular biologist and author of the best-selling users manual, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. In lay language, John can explain how we think and how we could take greater advantage of the incredible organ that separates us from our primate cousins. (video)

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Brain Rules by John Medina (Exercise Chapter)

Free chapter from Dr. John Medina's book:
Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.

The human brain evolved under conditions of almost constant motion. From this, one might predict that the optimal environment for processing information would include motion. That is exactly what one finds. Indeed, the best business meeting would have everyone walking at about 1.8 miles per hour. Researchers studied two elderly populations that had led different lifestyles, one sedentary and one active. Cognitive scores were profoundly influenced. Exercise positively affected executive function, spatial tasks, reaction times and quantitative skills.

So researchers asked: If the sedentary populations become active, will their cognitive scores go up? Yes, it turns out, if the exercise is aerobic. In four months, executive functions vastly improve; longer, and memory scores improve as well.

Exercise improves cognition for two reasons:

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Brain Rules Schools: what school would look like if we listened to research

Brain Rules Schools: what school would look like if we listened to research | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Here's a quick glimpse of a brain-based middle school day based on Brain Rules, the best selling book by molecular biologist John Medina.

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