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    • TinaCamera2 years ago

      I honestly didn’t find the neuromyths to be completely compelling. While we may not be right or left brained there is still a lot of evidence that suggests different hemispheres of our brain react to different scenarios and are exclusively responsible for different things.

      The article makes sweeping generalisations. I never thought IQ tests were only good for taking IQ tests. But there are people who do have high IQ and have a really hard go at social interactions - which is to one of his other points - emotional intelligence. Ya I’m pretty sure it’s a thing.


    • Florian2 years ago

      Fascinating stuff. I didn’t know the myths and clearly don’t need to know them either but the statistics were interesting and puzzling

    • readup2 years ago

      The brain and the mind feel extremely familiar. We do spend lots of our time inside our heads. That’s why it’s easy to disseminate false—but great sounding—information about the brain. This is what a neuromyth is: an erroneous belief about how the brain works that is held by a large number of people.

    • SEnkey2 years ago

      There should be a class required for every teaching degree that just goes through myths like these and other common but wrong education myths. I love teachers, I worked with them for years as an educator. But the effort placed into implementing pure pseudo science could be much better used.

    • deephdave
      Top reader of all time
      2 years ago

      Want to have a good laugh? There’s an article on WikiHow telling you to “breathe through your left nostril to activate your brain’s right side” to exercise the right side of your brain. At least they admit that “it’s not supported by rigorous science.”