Top Ten Myths About The Brain

Myths like:

  • We use only 10 percent of our brains.
  • “Flashbulb memories” are precise, detailed and persistent.
  • It’s all downhill after 40 (or 50 or 60 or 70).
  • Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.

When it comes to this complex, mysterious, fascinating organ, what do—and don’t—we know?

Read more about these myths on Smithsonian,com