These Top 10 Myths About The Brain Have Officially Been Debunked

If you think you're left-brained, this is for you.

The human brain is one of the most complex and awe-inspiring organs in existence. Though it functions as a supercomputer and regulates nearly all bodily processes, there is still a lot that scientists don't know about how it operates. Still, there are some things that have been masquerading as fact that research has shown time and again to be false. 

In the most recent video for Mental Floss, Elliott Morgan runs down ten of the most pervasive myths about the brain. 

Despite some movies that keep the myth alive, it simply isn't true that humans only use 10 percent of our brains. (Saying that humans only use 10 percent of their potential is another thing to be discussed another time, however). Is there a connection to the brain's size and intelligence? Do genetics really determine how gifted someone will be in a certain subject?

Check out the video here to learn the answers to these questions and more:


Which misconceptions did you believe? Let us know in the comments!

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