Book review: Brain Rules


Brain Rules

Dr. John Medina


The brain is a wondrous thing.

Many of us don’t have the slightest clue as to what is happening inside our heads and some of us may prefer to leave it that way. However, there are those like author Dr. John Medina who have uncovered astonishing mysteries about the way our brains work and how we can apply that knowledge to our everyday lives.

In Brain Rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home and school, each chapter offers a fascinating rule that helps readers better understand their brain and then use that knowledge to improve their lifestyle. The author gives answers to questions that you have always been asking. It’s almost like he’s reading your mind.

Although the title may suggest a monotonous series of rules that may seem irrelevant to you, “Brain Rules” is practical and pertinent to everyday life. With humor, relatable anecdotes and easy to understand information, Medina pushes you to think outside the norm and gives examples on how to understand the way that our brains function.

Ever wonder why you have trouble paying attention to boring things? Want to know why you always feel tired mid-afternoon? Looking for answers on what causes stress? Why do men seem to think differently than women? Medina has answers, explanations, strategies, science and advice to answer all of these question.

Although Medina is an accredited biologist and researcher, the book does not suffocate you with colorless statistics and data, but rather presents the information in a manner that is easy to digest and comprehend. Medina also provides you with a plethora of suggestions and examples to test his rules and apply them to your life.

By combining and integrating a mixture of science, psychology, anthropology, history, mathematics, sociology and plain English to convey his message, Medina brilliantly composes each chapter capturing every interest.


I think it deserves 5 stars

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