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12 Mind-Blowing Brain Facts and Myths Debunked About the Mind



It is interesting to express facts and myths about the brain. Facts are a piece of evidence that proves the true existence and genuineness of a phenomenon while myths are some old ideas that haven grown stale for a while, haven entangled with some facts to make them look real, yet unproven.
Neurobloggers are mind bloggers ~a mind blogger is any blogger who blogs about the mind and brain science while also adopting psychological variables such as intelligence, memory, self-help or positive psychology. Examples of the blogs are Mind Hacks, Life Hacks, Mind Set Works etc. The list still goes on.
There are a lot of blogs around the web, blogging about neuroscience. Interesting ones are Brain Blogger, The Neurocritic, Neurologica, and The Guardian. Here at Neuroscientia, you would also notice that self-help is tinted with brain science. These are the kind of blogs I like to follow because they keep promise on your personal development and understanding of  ‘how the brain works’. Want to be a Neuroblogger? Be sure to read  Guides on this blog’.

Below Are 12 Mind-Blowing Facts and Myths Debunked About the Mind/Brain

1.  Mind has no concrete existence

While we can think about the mind in terms of its amazing capabilities, its location in the human body may be confusing. However, this does not mean that the mind itself does not exist. It just lacks concrete evidence to prove it.


2. Brain is the concrete existence of the mind

Now, tell me, ‘where is the location of your mind?’. I know you are already touching your heart [chest] but this isn’t correct. Your mind is up in your head.
With its complexity, a brain has myriad of functions and units that make it function and coordinate well, most of which are directly link to neuroplasticity. That’s it. From minute cells to genetic compositions, micro molecules, which altogether combine to form the organ called the brain, makes it possible to feel the brain through the sense of touch, see the brain through the sense of sight, you might taste it if you are a vampire. Lol. You just cannot experience your mind the same way.

3. Psychology isn’t parapsychology

Psychologists don’t read minds of people, they can tell the future exactly. However, they can predict one’s behavior, given theories experiments, and research that has stood the test of time and has little or no flaw in them.
Psychology isn’t pseudoscience.

4. We use 100% of our brain [forget the 10% myth]

Let's assume your brain is healthy and fully functional, without any damage, stunted growth or decaying cells in it. It makes no sense to think of a portion or some portion of it that are left unused. Just imagine your auditory lobe, visual cortex, somatosensory area, cerebellum, and the entire subcortical areas are the 90% of your brain left unused. Result: you simply would not be able to hear sound, not be able to see things, not be able to feel the environment through the sense of touch, not be able to maintain balanced posture and the orientation of the body in space, no function in limbic system due to dysfunctional subcortical areas getting your emotion and evolutionarily adaptive behaviours like appetite for sex, sleep, food and water disorganized. This would be fatal!! Convinced now? Forget the myth, you use 100% of your brain.

5. Complexity of behaviors makes brain research costly

In academia and brain research institutes, money is annually being pumped, by the government, into neuroscience research. Institutions of research are competing for advances in brain science research.

6. Brain is neuroplastic and not hard-wired

The principle of neuroplasticity is the theory that brain responds to environmental changes which in turn changes its functions and even its structures, howbeit minute.

7. Mind blogging is essentially brain and self-help blogging

Visited some blogs about the mind? Go visit Mind Hacks or subscribe freely to this blog (Neuroscientia) to get free updates about neuroscience, self-help and human behavior.


8. Psychology of everything is neuroscience of everything

Taking a reductionist perspective, it makes sense to portray the understanding of human behavior as a necessity to understand how the brain neurons work. Behaviors do not occur in a vacuum and it makes sense to look for proves to explain them.


9. Mind over matter and parapsychology are a part of our world

Although there is only spurious data suggesting that pseudoscience is real, lack of infallible scientific evidence to prove that parapsychology exists or does not exist makes the whole thing mysterious.

10. Brain keeps changing with age

Think, think, think, think and think, your brain ages with your chronological age depending on its input and outputs. The principle of neuroplasticity confirms this, as the more reason to keep the brain healthy. But also, the there evidences suggesting that this is not always true. Technology too has evolved to be integrated to the human brain/mind: Elon Musk Neural link Integration


11. Much is left unexplored about the mind

Yes, this might surprise you. Despite advances in brain science research, much is still left unexplored about mind science, and you may be the next scientist so fascinated by neuroscience research for decades to come.

12. Brain training techniques are the backbone of psychotherapy

Psychotherapy could work like charm. Heard those cases of repression and childhood trauma? There is more to the therapies that made patients/clients recover. Since the brain is not as hard-wired as we erroneously believed in the past, it makes, even more, sense to conceive it as capable of performing miracles


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