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Great Myths of the Brain
Author: Christian Jarrett

ISBN: 9781118312711
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 26 September 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2
Description:
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 About the Author

Christian Jarrett has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Manchester. He is editor of the British Psychological Society's Research Digest; author of the Brain Watch blog for WIRED; a blogger for Psychology Today; and columnist f...

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