This book is very well-written and well-researched. Hat's off to Dr. Medina. Sorry to see some of the poor reviews. Maybe those people should be writing the books instead of reading (or listening to) them. I have listened to this audio book at least 5 times beginning to end, each time writing down new ideas about how to be a better teacher and business operator (which I do both). As for the narration, I welcomed the genuine and enthusiastic voice of the author reading his book versus the droning voice of a professional reader.
John Medina should have allowed a professional to narrate his book (the pre-pubescent sounding squeaks of his own adult voice are grating) - the only reason I give it less than 5 stars. There are numerous good neuroscience books out, but Medina's "Rules" are most helpful in understanding neuroscience with practical applications to which anyone can benefit. These are easy-to-understand Rules to learn from and apply, which can improve individual, team and organizational performance whether you're a homemaker or CEO.
I'm not sure why I bought this book, but I'm glad I did. It tells about brain function in a very entertaining way. It is full of stories that are fun to repeat to friends. I've actually listened to portions of it several times.
Wonderful book. Learned a lot. She spoke simply that all would enjoy and not have to be a science major.
This is an interesting book on how the brain works. The author uses real life examples and provides insight on how humans learn. As an educator, I loved the connections and implications to teaching at all grade levels.
Great info. I would recommend this book to anyone curious about the mind and human behavior.
The author should have hired a professional narrator, but it doesn't really detract from the overall package.
He does have some opinions that if plainly presented would qualify as "an agenda" but he does a fine job of separating those opinions from the facts presented.
Compelling book, sometimes hard to follow via audio. I'm thinking about buying hard copy, there are chapters I plan to go through several times.
This is an interesting book for the content. However, it is better to read this book than to listen to it. This book is poorly read by the author who is overly expressive and frequently raises his voice to a squeak.
I recommend this book for all parents who want to understand their children better.
People who want work in area of reform related to work place, education systems etc should also go through this book.
People who feel sinful about wasting time in sleeping MUST listen to this book.
for me the best rule is the last one