Common book takes a humorous, scientific look at the brain
Think of it as a really big book club. Pierce College Puyallup is reading a common book, Brain Rules, by John Medina, for winter quarter. Students and employees are invited to be part of this shared experience, and all are invited to participate in a huge variety of events planned throughout the quarter.
For those not familiar with Brain Rules, it is a bestselling book that tackles the way our brains react to and organize information, and how our environments can be modified for peak brain performance. Author Dr. John Medina, brain researcher and professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine, makes brain science fun and interesting.
Join us for any or all of the following Brain Rules events:
Brain Rules: Learning Style Games
Tuesday, Feb. 28, Noon and 4:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, College Center
This fair-style event will provide interactive games of the different ways our brains learn. Based on Dr. John Medina’s book, you will be able to explore the importance of understanding your own and others’ learning styles for optimum learning and communication.
Brain Rules: Student Book Discussion
Wednesday, March 7, Noon, Connection Café, College Center
Books available in C210: $4 Pierce students; $9 Non-students
Student leaders will deliver questions to guide a conversation on how the student experience connects to the twelve Brain Rules outlined in the book.
Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m., Arts and Allied Health Theatre (AAH 100)
$2 Students; $5 Non-students
Tickets in C210 or by calling (253) 840-8416
Dr. John Medina, brain researcher and professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine, makes brain science fun and exciting in this high-energy presentation. His bestseller Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School tackles the way our brains react to and organize information, and how our environments can be modified for peak brain performance. An engaging speaker, Medina uses humor and fascinating stories to bring the brain to life.