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By Christian Jarrett

Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the sector of neuroscience through analyzing renowned myths in regards to the human brain.


  • Explores commonly-held myths of the mind in the course of the lens of clinical examine, backing up claims with stories 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 everyone is extra artistic” and plenty of more.
  • Delves into myths with regards to particular mind issues, together with epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others
  • Written engagingly and accessibly for college students and lay readers alike, delivering a different advent to the examine of the brain
  • Teaches readers the way to spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsense claims within the media



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