Quote of the Day: The Brain Rules

“Most of us have no idea how our brain works. This has strange consequences. We try to talk on our cell phones and drive at the same time, even though it is literally impossible for our brains to multitask when it comes to paying attention. We have created high-stress office environments, even though a stressed brain is significantly less productive. Our schools are designed so that most real learning occurs at home. This would be funny if it weren’t so harmful.”

John Medina, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (p.2)

I have been thinking a lot about how I can improve my thinking, learning, and doing, with the hopes of improving my academic, professional, and creative endeavors. I’ve only read about 20 pages of Brain Rules but so far I’d highly recommend it. Not only is it full of helpful information on how to improve our thinking and doing, it’s an incredibly interesting read. You can also check out the 12 Brain Rules here.

One thought on “Quote of the Day: The Brain Rules

  1. Thanks Jessica. I cut and paste the 12 brain rules. GOOD STUFF!!
    Also reading Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde. It really explains us as Christians as Paul clearly states in his present state in Romans 7. As we draw closer to GOD there is an illumination that happens and we see how sinful we are. And how we need JESUS! …..Paul knew this. –shalom

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