Top 5 Brain Myths and Facts

1

You Only Use 10% of Your Brain

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Even though this is probably the most common brain statement, it is also completely false. Recent technology like fMRIs have shown that we use all of our brain, we just dont use all of it at the same time.

Different areas of the brain light up according to the what you are doing.If you are singing for example, certain parts of your brain will be in use that might not be used while you read.

False

2

Your Brain Uses 20% of the Blood

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An adult brain weights around 3 pounds on 
average,yet it uses around 20% of the blood 
pumped by the heart. 

The reason for this is that it needs to constantly
feed billions of neurons that are constantly 
sending and receiving information.

It is also a fact that if you lined up every blood 
vessel in your brain it would extend to about 
100,000 miles, or circle the world 4 times!

True

3

Brain Damage is Permanent

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It is a common believe that we all have a limited 
number of brain cells, and once those brain cells
are exhausted they are lost forever. 

In 1998, a group of scientists conducted an 
experiment to determine if brain cells could 
regrow in terminal cancer patients. 

The study found that new cells did in fact split 
and regrew in the part of the brain that was 
examined. 

Thanks to these findings and other modern 
studies we now know that brain cells can in fact 
regenerate.

False

4

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Love is Really a Hormone

Love is a hormone called Oxytocin, also known 
as the love hormone. This hormone is released 
inside your brain when we fall in love for the first 
time. 

The effects of the love hormoney usually last up 
to 18 months, this time is called the honeymoon 
period. 

Oxytocin is also released by new mothers, which 
naturally increases their love for a newborn.

True

5

Listening to Beethoven Makes you Smarter

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Studies in the 1950’s suggested that listening 
to classical music like Mozart or Beethoven 
could enhance intelligence. 

This phenomenom became known as the 
“Mozart Effect”. 

This belief remained popular until 1999, when 
a large experiment using 714 subjects showed 
no correlation between those that listened to 
music and those that studied in silence. 

This study did lead to a discovery that when a 
person listens to something they enjoy, even 
hip-hop, there is a possibility of a slight increase 
in test scores.

False



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