Critique On “brain Rules”

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Critique on the book “brain rules”

Critique on the book “brain rules” by John Medina

Book Critique

In brain rules, the author of the book Dr. John Medina explains the idea of how the brain works and identifies the 12 principles that are involved in brain working. Thus, the whole book revolves around the concept of how the brain affects and the ideas that pops out in our mind. IN ever chapter he explained how we think and act accordingly in our daily lives. He describes a brain rule, what is often known by scientists' and then offers a variety of ideas that are taken into consideration in our brain. He brought a brain work into life and gives an in-depth analysis of brain working. With the time the brain changes the way it thinks and creates an understanding of different aspects. The book is really helpful and the 12 principles explained are very encouraging. The readers won't get bored because of the surprising points that have been given in the book. You will learn how: (Takahashi, 2009).

Every brain is wired differently.

Exercise improves cognition

We are designed to, never stop learning and exploring

Memories are volatile

Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn

Powerfully sleep is linked with the ability to learn

Vision trumps all of the other senses

Stress changes the way we learn

John Medina clearly expresses the idea that in the history most of the people were concerned the brain working and was not aware of the happenings and about the powerful revelations of modern neuroscience relating to "how the mind works." His purpose is to explain 12 "brain rules" and devout a separate chapter to each. "Easily the most sophisticated information-transfer system on earth". He defines that our brain is fully capable of tackling the daily tasks and activities and can be utilized at its best. The power of thinking of the brain takes less time than it takes you to blink. Indeed, you have just done it (Takahashi, 2009).

The book does not give the idea of how it could possibly be equal in all, it just described the gender differences in thinking process. The most positive and powerful point that John tried to communicate was the understanding of "how the brain works."

Medina's explanation of "how" and "why" brain works are clearly identified for the readers to get good understanding and when reading the book, readers would find it boring in the fourth chapter where John explained the concept of thinking differences and it was the point where you need to make more focus because of better understanding of the different thinking processes are presented clearly without any ambiguity. What is complicated obvious information? He perfectly explained not only in explaining "how brains works” but also gave the overall idea of when people think what and how react to certain situations when faced with. Chapter 4 not only would facilitate you with enough information but also guide you through the enabling process of “10 minute thinking”

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