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* Author of best-seller, “Brain Rules,” Dr. John Medina to speak

John Medina, author of the New York Times best-seller, Brain Rules, will speak at Shoreline Community College at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in the Campus Theater.  Sponsored by the college’s Parent Education Program Parent Advisory Council, ticket prices are only $5. Cash or check at door. 


How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? Medina will talk about his lifelong interest in how the brain works and how it influences the way we teach our children. 


A developmental molecular biologist, Medina says his goal for writing Brain Rules was to share things that scientists know about how the brain works, he calls them Brain Rules, to present the science for each rule and then to offer ideas for investigating how the rule might apply to our daily lives, especially at work and school. 


While the information in Brain Rules applies to people of all ages, the particular focus of this lecture will be on brain development in infants and young children.  Members of the Parent Advisory Council chose Dr. Medina as the speaker for their annual program, because they thought that the information would be of great interest to parents whose children are enrolled in parent cooperative preschools that are affiliated with the college.


Medina is an affiliate professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.


Copies of Brain Rules will be for sale at the lecture.  Special seating will be available for parents with infants under six months.  No other children, please.


Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, just west of Aurora Avenue and north of Seattle city limits.


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