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5 More myths about the brain disproved

5 More myths about the brain disproved

6. The brain is hard-wired. We can rewire the brain and recruit other parts of the brain to compensate for the lost tissue. Blind people use the 'seeing' part of the brain to ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ.

7. A conk on the head can cause amnesia. Traumatic ๐Ÿง  injury can cause the inability to recall past events. But, a brain injury doesnโ€™t selectively impair autobiographical memory.

8. We know what will make us happy. We routinely overestimate how happy something will make us and the things we dread donโ€™t make us as unhappy as expected.

9. We see the world as it is. We have a limited ability to pay attention and plenty of biases about what we expect or want to ๐Ÿ‘€. Our perception of the world is driven by expectations and interpretations.

10. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. When it comes to perceiving the world, directing attention, learning new skills, encoding memories, communicating (women donโ€™t speak more than men do), judge other peopleโ€™s emotions (men arenโ€™t inept at this)โ€” men & ๐Ÿ‘ฉ have almost entirely overlapping abilities.

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5 Brain myths debunked

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  1. We use only 10% of our brains. PET or fMRI scans show that much of the brain is engaged even during simple tasks. But there's also the fact that highly motivated people score higher on IQ tests, which suggests that we donโ€™t always exercise our minds at ๐Ÿ’ฏ% capacity.
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