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Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know-such as the brain's need for physical activity to work at its best.
Table of Contents
|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|
|The human brain evolved, too.|
|What's uniquely human about us|
|A brilliant survival strategy|
|Meet your brain|
|How we conquered the world|
|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|
|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||p. 95|
|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||p. 121|
|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|
|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!|
|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||p. 197|
|Stimulate more of the senses.|
|Lessons from a nightclub|
|How and why all of our senses work together|
|Multisensory learning means better remembering|
|What's that smell?|
|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|
|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|
|We are powerful and natural explorers.|
|Babies are great scientists|
|Exploration is aggressive|
|Monkey see, monkey do|
|Curiosity is everything|
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