If you had the chance to be with DaVinci, Galileo or Curie at their greatest moment of discovery, would you take it?

If you said “yes,” then you’re in luck. The human race is embarking on a great adventure; we are discovering how the brain works by watching it in the very act of cognition. Neuroscientists are starting to unlock the code that makes the brain works, giving educators, teachers, corporate trainers and mentors new tools to help people learn.

In a series of short essays, Margie Meacham leads the reader inside the human brain and links scientific discoveries to practical applications for anyone who wants to help people learn. A self-described scholar-practitioner, Margie uses brain science in her instructional consulting practice based in Phoenix, AZ. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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People are talking about Margie’s Brain Matters book:

Marshall Goldsmith

I found this book easy to read and full of practical ideas for helping people change behavior and learn new things. Margie Meacham keeps things simple, but never forgets the science behind her work. I recommend this book to every coach, teacher, trainer or leader who cares about helping others succeed as life-long learners.”

Love it!
Well written and applicable to both my profession and my daily personal life.
~ Amazon.com reviewer (Paperback edition)

Enjoyable + informative read!

I loved this book! It is so easy to read because the essays are short & the author speaks to you, the reader, as a colleague. I especially love the resource list at the end of each chapter – many things piqued my interest and I will pursue the background or read the full studies she references. This book stays right on my desk!
~ Amazon.com reviewer (Paperback edition)

Letting knowledge grow

This book gives a compact, efficient, and clear account, with the liveliness of a born teacher, of how the business world can profit from what brain science has learned about cognition and learning. It is built around the concrete needs of organizations that want their people to be constantly improving their knowledge base; and it shows that knowledge must grow in organic ways, like a well-watered plant, not like a well-oiled machine. So the lessons are both effective and humane, effective exactly because they pay attention to what cognitive science is discovering about how human learning really works.
~ Amazon.com reviewer (Kindle edition)

The great wisdom traditions teach us that an untrained mind leads …
The great wisdom traditions teach us that an untrained mind leads to impaired awareness & perception — a suggestion that we’d all be wise to learn much more about the inner workings of our brains. In Margie Meacham’s eminently readable book, Brain Matters, we’re able to far better understand the inner workings our minds tied to invaluable new insights into neuroscience. The value of this book is that it has applications to put personal lives, on how we learn — even on how we’re best to approach leading other people. Enjoyable & very worthwhile!
~ Amazon.com reviewer (Paperback edition)

Fascinating Book About How Our Brains Work and How We Learn (and can learn faster and better)
This is a fascinating book. As a mid-level, people manager in a global company, I found the content fresh, thought-provoking, and useful. The layout appears to be a series of well-researched blog posts presented in an easy-to-understand fashion (based on science, but presented in lay-person language) about how the brain works and why that might be important to us. The book contains invaluable information for people leaders, learning and HR professionals, and anyone who just wishes to understand the science of the brain better and apply that to how we learn and process information. Links are embedded at the end of each chapter if you choose to explore the research behind it. My favorite and most thought-provoking chapters were “Leadership Starts in the Brain,” “Snakes and the Brain,” “Your Emotional Brain,” and “Your Brain Needs a Vacation.” I’m an animal lover, so the comparisons of cat, dog, horse, elephant and whale brain functioning versus the functioning and survival skills of a human brain were especially intriguing. Enjoy!
~ Amazon.com reviewer (Kindle edition)

Easy Read/Big BenefitsI
I loved this book. It is arranged in a series of brief, succinct, and targeted chapters. Scientific information is presented in a straightforward and easy to understand style. This book will challenge some of your preconceived notions regarding how we learn. As the owner of a midsized manufacturing company, I am always searching for new and better ways to train my employees. Brain Matters scored a direct hit on several of my current training hotspots. I will be implementing some of the best ideas immediately. Give this book a try. You won’t be disappointed.”
~ Amazon.com  reviewer (Paperback edition)

Margie nails the topic without hype. She truly gets the importance of neuroscience and learning. Well done Margie!
~ Amazon.com reviewer (Kindle edition)

My business is about influencing behaviors
As a brand strategist, I found the content informative, useful in my work and consistent with the methods I use to modify or influence behaviors.
~ Amazon.com reviewer (Paperback edition)