Brain Myths: Debunking Common Misconceptions Affecting Education

Here is a guest entry from Dan Ascher, M.Ed. of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, on a topic related to education. If you’d like to read the entire article, you can do so through this link,

Despite the fact that the brain and learning are closely intertwined, neuroscience and classroom teaching are not often discussed together. And while parents and teachers don’t have to be neuroscientists to educate students, knowing how the human brain really functions can help us better understand how students learn and what they are capable of.

According to an article in the New York Times“How Brain Myths Could Hurt Kids” by Anna North, a number of misconceptions about how the brain works are still often believed to be true, despite scientific research proving otherwise. Below are three such myths that should be “unlearned.”

1. We Use Only 10 Percent of Our Brain

One of the most prevalent brain myths shared by students, educators, and parents is the idea that we use only 10 percent of our brain power. In reality, brain scans show…Click here to keep reading.

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