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When the children reached school age, 21 percent scored 130 or more points on a standard IQ test, a level considered gifted. If their mothers had no morning sickness, only 7 percent of kids did that well.
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If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a classroom. If you wanted to create a business environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a cubicle. And if you wanted to change things, you might have to tear down both and start over.

— John Medina

We must do a better job of encouraging lifelong curiosity.

— John Medina

Money increases happiness only when it lifts people out of poverty to about $50,000 a year in income.

— John Medina

This rarely happens in a visit to the pediatrician's office, but it should. The good doctor would ask you about the health of your baby and give your little bundle of joy a routine examination. Then she'd look you in the eyes and ask some truly intrusive questions about your social life. "Do you have many friends?" the pediatrician would inquire. "What social groups do you and your husband belong to? How important are these groups to you? How diverse are they? How much contact time do you and your husband have with them?" The doctor doesn't ask about these things because your social life is none of her business. The problem is, it is plenty of the infant's business.

— John Medina

For example, from nouns to verbs to aspects of grammar, we each store language in different areas, recruiting different regions for different components.

— John Medina

In one of the strangest types of synesthesia-there are at least three dozen-people see a word and immediately experience a taste on their tongue.

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The messages that do grab your attention are connected to memory, interest, and awareness.

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The more handles one creates at the moment of learning, the more likely the information is to be assessed at a later date. The handles we can add revolve around content, timing, and environment.

— John Medina

Public speaking professionals say that you win or lose the battle to hold your audience in the first 30 seconds of a given presentation.

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The brain remembers the emotional component of an experience better than any other aspect.

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Based on research into the Picture Superiority Effect, when we read text alone, we are likely to remember only 10 percent of the information 3 days later. If that information is presented to us as text combined with a relevant image, we are likely to remember 65 percent of the information 3 days later.

— John Medina

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