Great Myths of the Brain (Great Myths of Psychology)

By Christian Jarrett

Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the sector of neuroscience by means of studying well known myths in regards to the human brain.


  • Explores commonly-held myths of the mind throughout the lens of clinical examine, backing up claims with reviews and different facts from the literature
  • Looks at enduring myths corresponding to “Do we simply use 10% of our brain?”, “Pregnant ladies lose their mind”, “Right-brained individuals are extra inventive” and lots of more.
  • Delves into myths when it comes to particular mind issues, together with epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others
  • Written engagingly and accessibly for college students and lay readers alike, offering a distinct advent to the research of the brain
  • Teaches readers how one can spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsense claims within the media



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