Dr. Medina is the author of "Brain Rules: 12 principles to help you and your family survive and thrive at work, home & school."
Dr. Medina's 10 rules:
Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.
Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.
Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.
Rule #4: We don't pay attention to boring things.
Rule #5: Repeat to remember.
Rule #6: Remember to repeat.
Rule #7: Sleep well, think well.
Rule #8: Stressed brains don't learn the same way.
Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses.
Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.
About Dr. John Medina:
Dr. John J. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. Medina holds joint affiliate faculty appointments at Seattle Pacific University, where he is the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research, and at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, in its Department of Bioengineering. In addition, Medina was the founding director of the Talaris Research Institute, a Seattle-based research center originally focused on how infants encode and process information at the cognitive, cellular, and molecular levels.
In addition to Brain Rules, Medina's books include: The Genetic Inferno, The Clock of Ages, Depression, What You Need to Know About Alzheimer's, The Outer Limits of Life, Uncovering the Mystery of AIDS, and of Serotonin, Dopamine and Antipsychotic Medications. Medina is also the regular "Molecules of the Mind" contributing columnist for Psychiatric Times. He lives in Seattle with his wife and sons.