In the 1990s, scientists began using Functional MRIs (fMRIs) to see how the brain functions. A fMRI is different than a normal MRI that looks at the structure of the brain. A fMRI takes baseline images of the brain while it is at rest and then compares them to imaging of the brain while it is doing an activity. Because of this technology, the understanding of how the brain works has increased tenfold, covering everything from brain injuries, to memory, to stress, to learning disabilities. All of this information has transformed what we know about learning.

John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist. He has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School — a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed.

Use the following video and Brain Rules website to learn more about John Medina's Brain Rules and see how you can use this information to improve your content. 

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