Brain Rules for Baby

Review: Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five Want to make your baby a genius? There’s good news and bad news. The bad news: virtually all of the commercial products that claim to boost your baby’s IQ have no proven effect. The good news: there ARE [...]

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The Brut Effect: Cologne Doesn’t Really Make You Smarter

In Brain Rules by John Medina, one of the more amusing anecdotes is an informal experiment by Medina on the potency of scent to enhance the formation of memories. Medina conducted the test while teaching a complex molecular biology topic to two classes. In one class, before each lesson he sprayed Brut cologne on the [...]

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