Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

Cradle to Grave

My son recently bought a new bed. You’ll have to bear with me on this one, but I was thinking about that and its implications about growth and where we sleep or more importantly what we sleep on. He has lived on his own for years now, but still used his single bed much as he has since he was probably two years old. His move up to a double bed seemed like a life step. I know it’s just a bed, but think about what we sleep on.

Brain Rules

Exercise, survival, wiring, attention, short-term memory, long-term memory, sleep, stress, sensory integration, vision, gender, and exploration…These are the twelve principle exposed by author John Medina to keep your brain healthy, wealthy, and wise.  These are fully outlined in Medina’s Brain Rules.

In Medina’s chapter on attention he addressed our spans of attention…generally a full ten minutes.  As an introvert who now enjoys giving presentations that often last longer than that I was interested in his theory.  He doesn’t suggest that you cannot talk for more than ten minutes, you may just have to grab their attention every nine minutes and fifty-nine seconds.