One of the questions is: How does the brain actually work? Beside the fact that even nowadays the scientific community can’t really tell us an answer, the other question is then: What do I have to know to more efficiently use that organ? And here Medina’s Rules are very interesting to learn about:
EXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.
SURVIVAL | Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.
WIRING | Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.
ATTENTION | Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things.
SHORT-TERM MEMORY | Rule #5: Repeat to remember.
LONG-TERM MEMORY | Rule #6: Remember to repeat.
SLEEP | Rule #7: Sleep well, think well.
STRESS | Rule #8: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.
SENSORY INTEGRATION | Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses.
VISION | Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.
GENDER | Rule #11: Male and female brains are different.
EXPLORATION | Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers.
Especially the first two thirds of the book are really interesting and sometimes funny. Very useful information, which can be used for everydays learning, as well as for example presentations. Here is a nice PPT from PresentationZen: