At one point or another, someone has probably told you one of the following myths about the human brain. Now, you have the power to (politely) correct them!
Brain Myth #1: The bigger the brain, the better.
A sperm whale’s brain is six times larger than ours, but its cognitive skills are much weaker.
Brain Myth #2: Alcohol kills brain cells.
Alcohol affects the communication between your neurons, and the damage is mostly reversible.
Brain Myth #3: We use only 10% of our brain.
We use our entire brain, although not necessarily all at once.
Brain Myth #4: Humans are left or right brained.
While different sides of the brain are used for different functions, both sides are used equally.