Thinking About Your Brain: Introduction

Dr. John J. Medina wrote the book, “brain rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School”.

The book describes Dr. Medina as “a developmental molecular biologist focused on the genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders.”

The book has an intriguing introduction.

“… Multiply the number 8,388,628 x 2 in your head. Can you do it in a few seconds? There is a young man who can double that number 24 times in the space of a few seconds. He gets it right every time. There is a boy who can tell you the precise time of day at any moment, even in his sleep. There is a girl who can correctly determine the exact dimensions of an object 20 feet away … Yet, none of these children can be taught to tie their shoes. Indeed, none of them have an IQ greater than 50.

“The brain is an amazing thing.”

Yes, it is, and so is the book.

This series of blogs won’t share with you all 12 principles. Instead, it will introduce and describe a few principles of personal and professional interest.

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