Key Points from Book: Brain Rules

Exercise boosts brain power

Old people with routine exercise could help their health

Exercise increase cognitive performance and prevents alzheimer

Gold standar of exercise is 30 minutes, 2-3 times a week

You can love for 30 days without food,a. Week without drinking water, but not 5 minutes without oxygen

After an accident an athlete could make a comeback. It is supported by their mental strength

To improve your thinking skills, move

Exercise gets blood to your brain, bringing it glucose for energy and oxygen to soal up the toxic electrons that are left over. It also stimulates the protein that keeps neurons connecting

Aerobic exercise twice a week halves your risk of general dementia. It cuts your risk of Alzheimer’s by 60%

Survival of the fittest. Those who cannot adapt, extincts

Brain primary functions are fighting, feeding, fleeing, fucking

Human choose to be smarter rather than stronger

In order to work optimally there has to be a good relationship between you and your environments

We took over the earth by adapting to change itself, after we were forced from trees ti savannah when climate swings disrupted our food supply

Symbolic reasoning is a uniquely human talent. It may have arisen from our need to understand one another’s intentions and motivations, allowing us to coordinate within a group

Every brain is wired differently

When you are learning, your neurons make a new connection in your brain

Human brain at birth needs to be developed until reach adulthood

There is a neuron for every knowledge you have. That includes Jennifer Anniston neuron

7 categories of intelligence according to Gardner: verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematic, spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal

Each of those intelligence doesn’t predict the other

Smaller class size will helps student to study

What you do and learn in life physically changes what your brain look like- it literally rewires it

The various regions of the brain develop at different rates in different people

We don’t pay attention to boring things

10 minutes is the longest time our brain could attain attention

We get better at doing things we do repeatedly

Emotional engangement is the priority in making an advertisement

We associate our sensorial inputs with our past memories when that input happens

Make a meaning to the advertisement instead of details

The brain cannot multitask. Multitasking takes 50% longer to accomplish a task and makes up to 50% more errors

The brain needs a break

Emotional arousal helps the brain learn

Short term memory: repeat to remember

The more elaborately we encode information at the moment of learning, the stronger the memory

You will remember what you have learned better if you are put in the same condition as when you learn

Long term memory: remember to repeat

Dan Schachter: if you have only one week to study for a final, and the only 10 times when you can hit the subject, it is better to space out the 10 repetitions during the week than squeeze them all together

Review every important technical subject relevant to the employees new job every year to enhance memories

Most memories disappear within minutes, but those that survive the fragile period stenghten with time

Our brains give us only an approximate view of reality, because they mix new knowledge with past memories and store them together as one

The way to make long term memories more relianle is fo incorporate new information gradually and repeat it in times intervals

Sleep well, think well. Sleep are restorative in a way unknown to us yet

There are many type of people, some are mostly alert in the afternoon before lunch, but some are mostly alert around 6 p.m.

NASA study showed that 26 minutes nap improved pilot’s performance by more than 34%

Some ideas come when people sleep on it

The neurons of your brain show vigorous rhytmical activity when you are asleep, perhaps replaying what you learned that day

Loss of sleep hurts attention, executive function, working memory, mood, quantitative skills, logical reasoning, and motor dexterity

Some stress could improve brain performance, but chronic stress lower your immune system and hurts learning

One of the greatest predictors of performance in school turns put to be the emotional stability of the home

Individually, the worst kind of stress is the feeling that you have no control over the problem, you are helpless

We learn better from words and pictures than from words alone

We learn better when corresponding words and pictures are presented simultaneously and near to each other

The point is combine as much sensory input as possible when learning

Smells have an unusual power to bring back memories

Vision trumps all other senses

Pictures communicate message better than words

We see what we think

Beta blocker helps people forget traumatic event

Women prefer cooperation, while men prefer it through competition

Men with ability to give an order is highly praised, while women who does so seems like a bitch

Under acute stress, women remember emotional details, while men get the gist


About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
This entry was posted in Review and Ideas and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Key Points from Book: Brain Rules

  1. BTW – we have been taking your advice with taking a book everywhere. Still trying to get the hang of remembering to pull it out of our bag because knowing us we will misplace it if we hold it outside (i.e. put it down somewhere and forget to pick it back up)

    • agent909 says:

      Well, it does happen couple times to me even now, but you’ll get use to it by time. Then you’ll feel like you are missing something without book in your hand. Anyhow, the point is to keep reading! Cheers

  2. kah1981 says:

    Reblogged this on cockatooscreeching and commented:
    So simple really…

  3. kah1981 says:

    Thanks for writing all of this.
    When I read through it, through all your points; it isn’t until then that I realise how simple things can be.
    They don’t have to be as hard as some people make them out to be.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s