Dr. John Medina

Brain Rules Speaker, Author, Researcher

“Our brains don’t pay attention to boring things.”–Dr. John Medina

John Medina has the rare gift of making science fun and accessible. He is an extraordinary speaker — perhaps one of the most energetic and engaging speakers you will ever encounter. And he has a message that every leader needs to survive and thrive.

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<Medina’s books include: Brain Rules (New York Times Bestseller), Brain Rules for Baby, The Genetic Inferno, The Clock of Ages, Depression, What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s, The Outer Limits of Life, Uncovering the Mystery of AIDS, and Of Serotonin, Dopamine and Antipsychotic Medications.

Medina speaks often to public officials, business and medical professionals, school boards, and nonprofit leaders.

Medina guides you through his 12 Brain Rules, things you should know about how the brain works. With fascinating stories and his characteristic sense of humor, he’ll explain:

* why multi-tasking is a myth-and what happens when you try to type an e-mail and talk on the phone at the same time
* that every employee and every customers’ brain is wired differently
* how exercise, sleep, and stress affect the brain
* just what makes most computer slide presentations so very boring
* that we have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. Really.
* and much more!

Medina tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience.


* Faculty, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington School of Medicine
* Director, Brain Center for Applied Learning Research, Seattle Pacific University
* Founding director, Talaris Research Institute
* Affiliate scholar, National Academy of Sciences
* National Teacher of the Year, Continuing Medical Education
* Author of 7 books and hundreds of reviews, columns and refereed papers
* Ph.D. in eukaryotic molecular biology, Washington State University
* Husband and father of two boys under the age of 11

Travels from: Seattle