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The Most Widespread And Ambiguous Myths About The Human Brain


The brain is an extremely complex organ, and often a great mystery to the scientific community. This causes that there is a certain ignorance about the human mind, spreading myths about the brain that are far from certain.

If, because you are more creative and artistic, you believe that the right cerebral hemisphere is stronger, you are wrong. Basically because there is no such thing as a cerebral hemisphere that dominates your life.


This is one of the many myths about the human brain. It is a very complex organ that even escapes the understanding of the scientific community on multiple occasions, so it is not surprising that ignorance spreads.

Today we will see what are the most widespread myths about the brain. We start by giving you a clue: you will use much more than 10% of your mind to read it.

  •   We are dominated by a cerebral hemisphere: There are no studies that show that one cerebral hemisphere dominates us more than another. However, if there are investigations in this regard and have managed to show that there are no notable differences between different types of people: both sides of the brain have similar neural networks.

  • We only use 10% of our mind: Even for the simplest tasks you use a large part of your brain, that we use only 10% of your mind is a myth.

  • Each person has a learning style: It is unlikely that there is a method by which you retain better information. A recent study showed that students who reviewed the subject using their learning style took notes similar to those that did not.

  • From the age of 40, our cognitive abilities worsen: Lie, evidently as you age some cognitive abilities deteriorate ... but others improve. In fact, no matter how old you are, you have not passed the age when you are more intelligent. At age 43, you have a greater capacity for concentration than when you were young, and at 60 you have more vocabulary.

  • We only have 5 senses: There are more senses than the 5 that you learn in school. Scientists suggest that there could be up to 21, since each basic sense is made up of many others.

  • Alcohol kills the brain cells: Maybe the hangover you have after leaving the party makes you feel as if you have lost all your brain cells, but to kill them you would have to suffer a serious poisoning. Of course, drinking alcohol does damage neurons.

  • The brain damage is irreversible: False. The brain has the capacity to regenerate and create new cells.

  • Men and women learn differently: The only really remarkable difference between the male and female brain is that the first one is bigger, basically because a man's body is more bulky and the brain accompanies. However, no remarkable differences have been found between the functioning of the minds of both genders.

  • The Mozart Effect: It would be wonderful if listening to 10 minutes of Mozart increases our CI, but it is a great myth about how to be smarter.