Piggybacking once again on Jeff Utecht's recent blog updates (here and here), I'm geeking out a bit while watching Brain Rules' author Dr. John Medina's 4/08 talk at Google, as well as a set of related slides to Medina's work found at Presentation Zen. See both below.
For those short on time, check out slide #59 for this lovely gem, a Medina quote lifted from Brain Rules. his might be his central thesis worth mulling over,
"There is no greater anti-brain environment than the classroom or cubicle".
This might be the central thesis worth mulling over, at least for we educator types and those like me interested in the impact of designing schools.