What is a Brain Rule?

By Merinda McLure

What is a Brain Rule?

In his book Brain Rules Dr. John Medina discusses 12 things we know about how our brains work (also known as Brain Rules). He explores the scientific explanations behind them, how they affect our memory and daily functions, and introduces exercises to help our brains operate more effectively. This tip contains links to two very brief, online explorations of memory by Dr. Medina, and applications for implementing Brain Rules in the classroom.

Each video is a brief description of a Brain Rule and how it affects our Long or Short Term Memory.

Brain Rule #5: Repeat to remember 

Brain Rule #6: Remember to repeat  

For more on this subject, please visit the Brain Rules website by Dr. John Medina.

Dr. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist, affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and author of the book Brain Rules. 


Medina, J. (n.d.). Brain Rules: Brain development for parents, teachers and business leaders | Brain Rules |. Retrieved September 30, 2014, from www.brainrules.net/


Special Thanks To: Merinda McLure- MTI Coordinator MLIS, AHIP, Associate Professor / Health and Human Sciences Librarian Colodaro State University- for sending us this Teaching Tip