8 Myths About the Brain Debunked - Deepstash
Myth: We only use 10% of our brains

We've heard this myth countless times from many different films or even in some of the fiction books we've read, but the reality is it continues to be a work of fiction. If this myth were true, we ...

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8 Myths About the Brain Debunked

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Myth: Brain Damage is Permanent

While the brain may be fragile and that damaging it results in a multitude of consequences that range from mild disruptions to our cognitive abilities to complete impairment, brain damage isn't per...

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Myth: People are right- or left-brained

There is a popular notion that people may either be dominated by their right or left brain hemispheres. according to this notion, right-brained people are more creative and expressive while left-br...

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Myth: Humans have the largest brains

The concept of humans having the biggest brain in regards to proportion to body size is untrue - it's another misconception.

Although we have a brain that weighs 3 lbs and measures 15 cm in...

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Myth: Brain cells die permanently

We've been long told that adults have only so many brain cells and that we never form new ones and that once these cells are lost, they're gone for good.

However, in recent years, experts ha...

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Myth: Drinking alcohol kills brain cells

While excessive and chronic alcohol abuse can certainly have dire health consequences, researchers do not believe that drinking causes neurons to die.

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Myth: We have 100 billion neurons in the human brain

No one can really trace back to where this notion of the human brain having a hundred billion neurons started but a researcher named Suzana Herculano-Houzel, decided to actually co...

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Myth: Your brain has a preferred learning style

Learning styles suggest that our brain has a preferred method of intaking knowledge. One popular theory suggests that our brains may prefer visual learning over kinesthetic and as fun as this sound...

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