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Great Myths of the Brain

ISBN: 978-1-118-31271-1
352 pages
November 2014, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell

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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