John Medina

Brain Rules for Baby

John Medina

Talk: Brain Rules for Baby

John Medina stops by the Google headquarters for a second time to discuss his book, "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child". Why is leaving your baby alone during the first part of pregnancy so important? Why is facetime with Mom so crucial to maximizing your child's potential and screen time so damaging? What can you do to give your child the best chance at being smart and happy? Scientists know.

John Medina

John J. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist with special research interests in the isolation and characterization of genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders.

Brain Rules for Baby

What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? How much TV is OK for a baby? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools.

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