What is the best way to learn? What is the best way to work? Scientist John Medina introduces twelve “brain rules” that address what the latest in brain research says about how we function. Based on the research, Medina then makes suggestions to create better environments and situations for people to live, work, and learn in.
I enjoyed this book–I think Medina does a great job of introducing his concepts in memorable ways. I liked that he had several illustrative stories scattered throughout his chapters; they both kept my interest and helped to solidify the concepts covered for me. He also has a very dry humor that makes the book entertaining to read. I also liked the measured tone he adopts throughout the side. Medina is not trying to promote any particular group’s agenda, but is merely to present some facts and his own ideas. I personally would have liked more in-depth research discussions, but I think the book does get its message across in an easily digestible fashion. In that regard, I think it does its job well–particularly since the book has little if any jargon. I would recommend it if you’re curious about recent brain research and want something simple and clear to read.