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    Neuro-myths in the classroom

    Knowland, Victoria C.P. and Thomas, Michael S.C. (2020) Neuro-myths in the classroom. Frontiers for Young Minds 8 , ISSN 2296-6846.

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    Have you ever heard that we only use 10% of our brains? It is a nice thought that we could tap into hidden brain power—but could most of our brains really be doing nothing all day? No! Every bit of your brain is busy 24 hours a day. There are lots of these so-called neuro-myths floating around: ideas about the brain that sound true, but are not. There is usually a good reason why a neuro-myth got started: maybe there is an element of truth to it, or maybe people would just like it to be true. In this article we explore three widely believed neuro-myths about the growing brain, and explain why it is important for you to know what is true and what is not. We will explore whether you can change how clever you are, whether girls and boys think differently from each other, and whether some children are “left brained” and some are “right brained.”


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Educational Neuroscience, Centre for
    Depositing User: Michael Thomas
    Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 10:10
    Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 06:18


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