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:

  1. 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…
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.