Common Neuromyths are exposed today from a research findings in Frontiers in Psychology.
Breaking News! Brain Myths Debunked
Here is our field reporter Zeke to tell us more about it.
I know you're confused but the left and right hemispheres of the brain work together. There is not strong evidence that people's learning differs in important ways based on one hemisphere being more dominant than the other.
Some of us are 'left-brained' and some are 'right-brained,' and this helps explain differences in how we learn.
My child's brain development will stop by the time he reaches puberty.
That's what a lot of us believe but Brain development continues well into adolescence and adulthood, especially the development of the frontal lobes, which are important for decision-making.
Mental abilities do have a genetic component, but they are also heavily influenced by environmental factors, and rely on adequate experience in order to develop.
What I know is that Mental capacity is hereditary and cannot be changed by environment or experience.
While we technically don’t need all of our brain to function, we need quite a lot more than 10 percent, right doctor. A healthy person can use 100 percent of his or her brain.
Some of my patients think that humans only use 10 percent of the brain.
They are listening to classical music right now because it increases children's reasoning ability.
There is little consistent evidence that classical music (the so-called "Mozart effect") has an impact on children's increased overall intelligence at any age. The effect only relates to spatial-temporal reasoning.