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Brain Rules - part 2

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Lester Wills

This series is looking at the work of Dr John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. Through my membership of the CFA Society I also have access to something called also 'get abstract' which provides comprehensive summaries of a number of publications, including this particular book. The following is based upon several articles and abstracts to explain the 12 rules that Dr John Medina has come up with:

1. "Exercise" - Your Brain Slows Down When You Sit Still

Physical activity is vital to keep your body and mind working in tip-top shape. Anthropologists note that the first humans roamed in search of food, covering dozens of miles a day, so their brains evolved to handle regular physical activity. Because human brains "were forged in the furnace of physical activity," if you want to use your entire IQ you must exercise. Inactive couch potatoes lose mental facilities along with physical capabilities. To regain your mental abilities, get aerobic exercise, even if you have neglected yourself. Just walking half an hour a few times a week will boost your cognitive output and reduce your risk of dementia.


2. "Survival" - Your Brain Is an Evolutionary Triumph

The human species is weak, but brainpower helped people survive and thrive. Humans have a great capacity to adapt. Over thousands of years, thanks to their powerful brains, people adjusted to changes in climate and food supply, and came to dominate the planet. Their advanced brains also allow them to "read" each other and negotiate. Your brain's memory is an informational "database," and you use mental "software" to improvise and solve problems. You may perform best with encouragement and be unable to perform as well near someone who threatens you.

What you do and learn in life physically changes what your brain looks like, it literally rewires it.

The various regions of the brain develop at different rates in different people. No two people's brains store the same information in the same way in the same place. We have a great number of ways of being intelligent, many of which don't show up on IQ tests.


More next time.

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