Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top 10 Myths about the Brain

Here is an excellent article from Smithsonian.com entitled "Top Ten Myths about the Brain." I hear many of these myths all the time. I highly recommend reading the article--and in fact, learning as much as possible about how the brain works. 

Here is a sample: 

4. We have five senses. Sure, sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch are the big ones. But we have many other ways of sensing the world and our place in it. Proprioception is a sense of how our bodies are positioned. Nociception is a sense of pain. We also have a sense of balance—the inner ear is to this sense as the eye is to vision—as well as a sense of body temperature, acceleration and the passage of time.

Read the rest.

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