I’m reading more these days now that I have my Kindle (which I’m totally in love with, by the way). One of the really interesting books that I’m in the midst of now is called Brain Rules, by John Medina. He has a great website, if you want to learn more about the book. I highly recommend the Brain Rules. It’s informative and very entertaining (seriously!). It’s also highly critical of our education and work environments; so don’t read it if you don’t like criticism of mass education systems.
One of the ‘brain rules’ that I enjoyed most is Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things. Medina has some surprising information for you presenters out there on how long you are going to be able to hold your audience’s attention (assuming you don’t bore them). I’ll give you a hint: it’s way less than an hour.
Oh, and if you are interested in weird brain injuries check this out. Nirvana, it seems, is within stroking distance—so to speak.
Okay gotta go now. It’s time for me to do more brain exercises (most of which involve reading stuff on the Kindle).