Busting some persistent myths about the brain
- August 5, 2014
- An op-ed by Greg Hickok, cognitive sciences professor and Center for Language Science director, is featured in the Brisbane Times August 5, 2014
From the Brisbane Times:
Myths about the brain typically arise in this fashion: An intriguing experimental result generates a plausible if speculative interpretation (a small part of the lobe seems sufficient) that is later overextended or distorted (we use only 10 per cent of our brain). The caricature ultimately infiltrates pop culture and takes on a life of its own, quite independent from the facts that spawned it. Another such myth is the idea that the left and right hemispheres of the brain are fundamentally different. … [Gregory Hickok is a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine.]
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