This is an interesting video of Dr. john Medina discussing the topics from his book Brain Rules recorded at Google. Two of the twelve “rules” are discussed in the video.
A few take-aways:
- Do at least 20 minutes of cardio 3-times a week. It seems the impact this has on the brain is dramatic and definite. Yet another reason to hit the gym…
- Wives need to feel like their husbands listen to them without judging them in order for a marriage to last (at least in America). Wives need to be able to explain their “feelings” to their husbands in a manner in which the husbands can understand what they are saying (this is seriously in there…said a little differently…in the “Questions” segment at the end).
- Our schools, businesses, and society is not set up to maximize what our brains methods of learning. In fact, it classrooms and cubicles are almost the antithesis of the ideal.
- Children look at the world the way we all should…with open eyes. This is not news, but it is reiterated well.
It’s long, but interesting. Dr. Medina is a passionate speaker, which always helps. If you don’t have the patience to watch the whole thing, I would recommend watching from 44:00 to the “Questions” section…about 4 minutes. During that segment, he discusses his mother and reads a piece from his book about how his 2-year old son made him a student again.