Great Myths of the Brain

Great Myths of the Brain

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Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the field of neuroscience by examining popular myths about the human brain.

Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens of scientific research, backing up claims with studies and other evidence from the literature Looks at enduring myths such as "Do we only use 10% of our brain?", "Pregnant women lose their mind", "Right-brained people are more creative" and many more. Delves into myths relating to specific brain disorders, including epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others Written engagingly and accessibly for students and lay readers alike, providing a unique introduction to the study of the brain Teaches readers how to spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsense claims in the media

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2015
ISBN: 9781118624500
Characteristics: xiii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 40024336470


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Jul 25, 2015

An informative dissection of the many myths surrounding the brain. Would recommend reading if you have interest of the history of the brain and, the advancements that have been made to develop a greater understanding of human thought and behaviour.


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