This book is not the same old book on the brain. The writting is dynamic. The author makes it easy to understand complex subjects.
Everything about the reading was excellent except the tonal quality of the author's voice. It was weak and crackly. However the weak voice was a low price to pay in return for the author's precise enthusiasm and passionate inflection.
The author explains how to make a presentation to perfectly fit our naturally short attention spans.
I don't know why people are bashing the narration ... I thought he was fantastic! Sure his voice squeeks a little when excited, but it is charming and easy to listen to.
Don't let fear of the narrator keep you away from this interesting book.
Yes. Research based evidence on how our brains work, excellent for becoming more focused on work and school.
I would compare to Talent is Overrated, but this book has a greater emphasis on replicated research.
John reading his own book makes it feel much more personal.
We are incapable of multitasking, and our current classrooms are the worst possible design for how we learn.
If you are an education administrator, teacher, parent or student this is a must read. Very insightful, great stories and information, and great narration.
This will remain as one of my top ten that I plan to listen to again. It's a lot to digest and I'm convinced the material is absolutley life changing if studied and applied. Good stuff here.
He has a theory on education that he applies in his writing of the book and it's loaded with illustrations, even if the illustration doesn't directly apply to his point, it introduces the idea and that is enough to keep your mind engaged. As a communicator, it's fascinating to see the concept applied.
John does his own narration which is good on one hand, he adds so much of his own experience and personality to the performance that it feels more like a
I would absolutely listen to it again. There were wonderful pieces about how the brain works and insight into why we make some of the decisions we do.
There is a summary provided for each chapter which is a nice resource.
I don't think the narrator was John Medina
It was interesting finding out how the brain works, but a good part of it was pretty common sense.
yes, anytime you learn something new it is a good thing.
This book will definitely help you understand how the brain functions and give you knowledge that you can use to improve how you think.
Loved this book. Medina's voice does get squeaky at time, but you can tell it's because of his excitement about the content. I learned a lot from this book and will enjoy listening to it again soon.
This is a good book that shows the influence of brain activities on daily life and work.