BRAIN RULE RUNDOWN

Rule #6: Remember to repeat.

    • It takes years to consolidate a memory. Not minutes, hours, or days but years. What you learn in first grade is not completely formed until your sophomore year in high school.
    • Medina’s dream school is one that repeats what was learned, not at home, but during the school day, 90-120 minutes after the initial learning occurred. Our schools are currently designed so that most real learning has to occur at home.
    • How do you remember better? Repeated exposure to information / in specifically timed intervals / provides the most powerful way to fix memory into the brain.
    • Forgetting allows us to prioritize events. But if you want to remember, remember to repeat.

Praise for Brain Rules

"Medina’s humorous, conversational style make this an absolute please to read.”

– Library Journal

“Few people are better qualified to help managers sift through all the hype than John Medina.”

– Harvard Business Review

“Oliver Sacks meets Getting Things Done.”

– Cory Doctorow, coeditor of Boing Boing