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Debunking popular brain myths

person_headThree Myths About the Brain (The New York Times):

Myths about the brain typ­i­cal­ly arise in this fash­ion: An intrigu­ing exper­i­men­tal result gen­er­ates a plau­si­ble if spec­u­la­tive interpretation…that is lat­er overex­tend­ed or dis­tort­ed (we use only 10% of our brain). The car­i­ca­ture ulti­mate­ly infil­trates pop cul­ture and takes on a life of its own, quite inde­pen­dent from the facts that spawned it…

Anoth­er such myth is the idea that the left and right hemi­spheres of the brain are fun­da­men­tal­ly dif­fer­ent…”

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