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.
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.