Scientists are not only far from a comprehensive explanation of how the brain works, they can't even agree on the best way to study it. So it's not surprising that myths and misinformation continue to persist —spurred on, in part, by pop culture. But why do we continue to buy into these falsehoods?.
Myth: You are either right- or left-brained dominant.
"In reality, we are all whole-brain users." said Shelton. "But this myth helps people define their differences, similar to calling someone male or female. So if you define yourself as right-brained, it immediately connects you with a set of predetermined qualities."
Other debunked myths in this useful piece:
Myth: You only use 10 percent of your brain.
Myth: Alcohol kills brain cells.
Myth: Brain damage is permanent.
Myth: Your IQ is a fixed number.
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