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Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

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Inside your head sits the most complex object in the known universe - the human brain. This amazing organ has unique powers to make predictions about the future, form relationships with other people, adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, and so much more. We all have a basic conception of how our brains function, but when did you last dive into the fascinating world of neuroscience to truly understand the inner workings of your mind?

For decades, the field of neuroscience has been in a near-constant state of disruptive transformation, as we continually learn more about our incredible brains. Thanks to rapid advances in technology and in our understanding of the brain, today’s neuroscience research goes far beyond trying to understand how the brain works, and into the search for proven ways to optimize brain performance. In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator; the ways in which the brain processes information, and how that relates to intelligence; the intricacies of emotions and socialization, and how empathy is a vital survival mechanism; how our brains develop and change throughout our lifetimes; and how we can best use and expand our cerebral processing performance. After gaining a thorough understanding of the science behind your best brain, you’ll learn scientifically proven methods for improving your memory, boosting your creativity, and keeping your mind sharp for years to come.

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  • Charles
  • 22/07/2015

Beautifully Clear and Entertaining

In all of creation, the least likely thing ever to be well understood is the human brain. Professor Medina spins what we know and the fuzzy parts we think we know into an engaging and entertaining story. Easy to follow and peppered with fascinating anecdotes and examples, this is a good listen for anyone, regardless of educational level or background in the sciences. As an MD and son of a neurology professor, it is the best telling of this story I have yet found.

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  • discoshrimp
  • 28/01/2015

Great Narrator

wow! I am blown away by the narrator in this book. He is charismatic and very well informed. His cadence and tone really hook you and keep you paying attention; you can practically hear his smile as he peppers in anecdotes and real world situations to support what he is speaking about. I highly recommend this audio book.

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  • Mark
  • 28/01/2017

Brainy but not nerdy

This lecture series teaches you about the structure and function of the brain, and is also packed with practical tips on how to get the best out of your own brain.

What makes this lecture series stand out from the rest is the ‘lecturer’. I’ve put that word in quote marks because he’s so unlike the standard lecturer that it doesn’t feel right to use the regular word. He’s more like the host of a children’s TV programme, in the nicest possible way. He’s incredibly animated, frequently rising to peaks of excitement that send his voice into a shrill falsetto. That’s his style, to come across as being spectacularly enthused about his subject. He doesn’t sound like an academic, but he clearly knows his stuff and he shares this knowledge using lots of anecdotes and metaphors to illustrate an array of fascinating facts about an organ that just sits there, with the consistency of tofu, and doesn’t appear from the outside to do a fat lot. Appearances can be deceptive.

The practical tips are about a number of things: How to keep your brain alive and well for longer, how to improve your memory, how to avoid stress, and the importance of sleep. All good stuff and well worth a listen.

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  • A. Reilly
  • 13/05/2015

Mind blowing!

This is one of the greatest of the great courses. I found the lectures compelling, timely and well-explained. I even re-listened to a few segments because they were so fascinating. Awesome series! I highly recommend this one.

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  • Douglas
  • 04/03/2015

Essential Listening for All who Own a Brain

Brilliant!
Prof Medina is a gifted lecturer & presents the material with the confidence and passion of an expert in the field. Essential listening for all who own a brain....

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  • Nancy Olson
  • 03/07/2015

This was a great work of non-fiction.

Would you listen to Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement again? Why?

I have been in the medical field for over 30 years and found the science behind sleep, memory, emotion and other functions of the brain fascinating. You don't need to be knowledgeable in the medical arts to enjoy this book however. The Author and narrator is wonderful. He breaks down his subject in such a way that anyone will understand what he is talking about. The Professor wrote and narrates the book. He is jovial and obviously enjoys sharing his knowledge with you. You will learn why you feel as you do and it will make sense to you the way he has written the book. It is presented as a series of lectures and very easy to follow.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved learning new facts about the brain and its workings.

Which character – as performed by Professor John Medina – was your favorite?

There was no characters in this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. the lectures were engaging, entertaining and full of interesting facts. I will listen to this book again simply to remember all the details the Professor spoke of.

Any additional comments?

Even if you aren't medical give this book a listen. It is one of the best nonfiction offerings I have read.

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  • I love audiobooks
  • 09/03/2015

Very enjoyable.

Informative and easy to understand. For all my fellow baby boomers a positive and instructive listen. I highly recommend to all ages.

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  • Luke
  • 09/03/2015

Have no doubt, this is worth it!

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If you are interested in brain science or human behaviour this courses is well worth your time and money. The course is informative with the material being presented in an easily digestible form that doesn't dumb it down too much. I have listened to numerous books and courses on these topics and this course is the best for beginners and those wanting a refreshing refresher. The lecturer tries to maximise the presentation of the topics so you will remember them.Ultimately, this is one of the best purchases I have made, and is probably the best of The Great Courses I have listened to.

Note. The lecturer sounds like a slightly higher pitched, slightly more excitable Penn Jillette and that might not work for everyone. I like Penn Jillette, so it was a bonus for me.

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  • Nobody's business
  • 28/03/2016

Not as advertised and not particularly useful

Generally speaking, I really enjoy the Great Courses. I find most of their courses useful and well presented. This one, however, fell short.

I gave it three stars for the information in chapters 3 and 13 (on depression) and 22 through the end of the book (how exercise, diet, etc. influence brain function). Most of the book, however, is not about how to improve your brain (therefore the part of my review title about "not as advertised"). Most of it is a primer on brain function.

Don't get me wrong, there is interesting information, here, it's just not particularly useful for any actual brain improvement. If you want a primer about brain organization and function, this wouldn't be a terrible choice, although, you could probably do better there, too.

Most of the book deals with the way the brain takes in a processes information and what parts of the brain do what. Again, this is interesting, but I didn't find any relevance to ways I could actually improve my brain.

The narration is overly cutesy for me for something like this. While there were a few entertaining metaphors and similes, the metaphors and similes were overdone and the tone seemed to be geared more for an adolescent audience.

Again, this is not a terrible choice for understanding some of the more basic points of brain function, but don't think you will get a lot of good advice about brain improvement. What should be improved is the title of the course and to some extent, the course itself.

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  • Daniel
  • 10/02/2015

The standard fare for brain science

The breadth of this lecture series is considerable, although I was hoping for a little more depth. The lecturer is very careful to qualify his information with peer reviewed research, which is refreshing. I guess I primarily had hoped that there was more new information out there, since I had already heard much of this from other sources. Narrated well. The lecturer is a skilled public speaker who knows how to maintain attention during a lecture.

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  • Andreas S.
  • 30/07/2017

Very fun to listen to

This course has great content and tips for everyday life and how to maximize brain power. All advice is presented along with the relevant scientific evidence which I appreciate very much.

Prof. Medina has a very expressive voice and is perfect for Audio book narration.

5/5 all around.