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9781118312711

Great Myths of the Brain

  • ISBN 13:

    9781118312711

  • ISBN 10:

    1118312716

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/17/2014
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

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

 

 

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