Rule #1 Exercise boosts brain power.
Our brains love motion
The incredible test-score booster
Will you age like Jim or like Frank?
How oxygen builds roads for the brain
Rule #2 The human brain evolved, too.
What's uniquely human about us
A brilliant survival strategy
Meet your brain
How we conquered the world
Rule #3 Every brain is wired differently.
Neurons slide, slither, and split
Experience makes the difference
Furious brain development not once, but twice
The Jennifer Aniston neuron
Rule #4 We don't pay attention to boring things.
Why there is no such thing as multitasking
We pay great attention to threats, sex, and pattern matching
The brain needs a break!
short-term memory 95
Rule #5 Repeat to remember.
Memories are volatile
How details become splattered across the insides of our brains
How the brain pieces them back together again
Where memories go
long-term memory 121
Rule #6 Remember to repeat.
If you don't repeat this within 30 seconds, you'll forget it
Spaced repetition cycles are key to remembering
When floating in water could help your memory
Rule #7 Sleep well, think well.
The brain doesn't sleep to rest
Two armies at war in your head
How to improve your performance 34 percent in 26 minutes
Which bird are you?
Sleep on it!
Rule #8 Stressed brains don't learn the same way.
Stress is good, stress is bad
A villain and a hero in the toxic-stress battle
Why the home matters to the workplace
Marriage intervention for happy couples
sensory integration 197
Rule #9 Stimulate more of thesenses.
Lessons from a nightclub
How and why all of our senses work together
Multisensory learning means better remembering
What's that smell?
Rule #10 Vision trumps all other senses.
Playing tricks on wine tasters
You see what your brain wants to see, and it likes to make stuff up
Throw out your PowerPoint
Rule #11 Male and female brains are different.
The difference between little girl best friends and little boy best friends
Men favor gist when stressed; women favor details
A forgetting drug
Rule #12 We are powerful and natural explorers.
Babies are great scientists
Exploration is aggressive
Monkey see, monkey do
Curiosity is everything