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.
Informative and easily applicable. Engaging performance. I highly recommend this book - I've listened to it twice already.
This is a good book that shows the influence of brain activities on daily life and work.
Interesting, informative, and insightful
Finding out that our classrooms and businesses are set up in ways that make our brains less efficient.
Learning about how our brains learn and the optimal conditions for learning.
Addicted to audible. One the best things that happened to me
Fun, Educational & Easy
Talking about stress management and the difference between male and female mental abilities.
John is enthusiastic and obviously he put much effort to simply the material of the book. Also, the fact that he injected much of his personal life made the book more real and closer to the heart of the listener.
It made me re think everything I knew about brain and the way it works. Stress management and how essential it is to control made me rethink my habits and also provided a closer lens about what is happening around me.
Pretty interseting book with a lot of useful information about how the brain works and learns. The summary at the end each chapter helped to drive home the main points of the chapter. I have gained some valuable knowledge from this book that has helped me at work and my son at school.
I took one class on neurobiology in college almost 20 years ago, and thought this might be a good book to add to that knowledge.
Unfortunately, the author didn't have anything insightful to add, since I already knew the difference between a neuron and a synapse. I also felt much of the information was really very basic, but the author's tone was as if each factoid was a massive revelation -- There is a difference between short term and long term memory! Presentations are more interesting when they include personal anecdotes and visual stimuli! Adults learn best in ten minute increments!
I suppose if I hadn't taken that neurobiology class, or if I was not already reasonably familiar with the principles of public speaking, the book might have been more interesting. I'm usually pretty forgiving of books, but this is the first time in months I felt like I "wasted a credit."
An excellent format for this winning book. I wouldn't want to read when I can have the Dr. Medina read it to me. I felt as though I was sitting in on one of the most interesting lectures of my life
Great outline of important ways to maximize brain performance through lifestyle. It wasn't any new information for me, but the reminder of the scientific data behind the principles was good.
Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
A bit dry. Easier to listen than to read. Good data.
Tone of voice.
Good information and data is what was promised. Glad I listened. Easier to listen than to sit down and read.