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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

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16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

And I thought it was just taking up valuable real estate in my head!

I found this book extremely informative and easy to read; considering the complexity of the material. I am in NO way a scientist or have any understanding of neuroscience. In fact, I beat up brain surgeons in my spare time. The author breaks the information down in a...
I found this book extremely informative and easy to read; considering the complexity of the material. I am in NO way a scientist or have any understanding of neuroscience. In fact, I beat up brain surgeons in my spare time. The author breaks the information down in a way that any regular "Joe Plumber" can understand! If you are a hardcore scientist/doctor/quantum physicist, then take a pass because you might not like how it's written. But, for the rest of us that want some kind of understanding how the big, slimy thing in our head works - definitely pick up this book!

posted by timshady on March 7, 2009

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Great for learning brain function.

I thought this book would be more geared towards the way to utilize the brain to your benefit. It goes deeply into the actual function OF the brain. Not what I was expecting.

posted by Jeniszen on June 14, 2011

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

    the reason I purchased this book is to attempt to better understand my pre-teen: loved the innovative infomation and insight

    I am certainly not qualified to judge its accuracy, but the general explanations were extremely interesting. Good for parents and others who wish to better understand people and how they're "wired"

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2008

    Interesting slant on things intuitive.

    Interestingly written and moves along smoothly. Full of facts and solid information but won't put you to sleep. The reader intuitively knows that the things he says are true (like how getting good sleep is important), but he articulates clearly and reinforces these truths.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    My first ebook from B&N, a good read!

    This was the book that taught me to use the bookmark and notes feature of my new Nook(B&W). The content and examples were well done and useful. I started to fatigue toward the end of the book( after several reading sessions over several days), perhaps reading faster than I should have. If anything, the formula Dr. Medina uses to make his points just became familiar. I'd do it again and the same way if I were to start ereading all over. Recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    Very interesting

    I bought this book to help me improve my memory especially in regards to an organic chemistry class that I am taking. It wasn't helpful in that regard unless you have a lot of time to study a small amount of information. Unfortunately, I have a limited amount of study time and a lot of information to comment to memory. However, the book itself is very interesting and a fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Its good

    I loved it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Flew through this book

    Fun and very accessible. Learned a lot and loved the real world applications.

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  • Posted September 14, 2009

    Good Book for the Curious at heart

    Great book

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