7 Most Popular Misconceptions About Brain

Popular misconceptions

Brain myths are extremely popular and are very believable too, because these myths are attractive in themselves. Even some popular misconceptions or the brain myths, like we use only 10% of our brain are appealing in the way, as we start thinking that we can achieve much more. Here is a list of 7 most popular misconceptions about brain that will change your perception towards it:

Most popular misconceptions about brains!

Popular misconceptions1. Brain damage, a permanent damage!

Brain damage is extremely serious, and no doubt, it is pretty hard to recover from a brain damage. But, it’s not at all a permanent damage. Instead, brains are awesome at repairing themselves.



Popular misconceptions2. If you are under stress, your productivity increases!

When stress is applied, our brain handles it by releasing hormones, which increases the productivity for a short while. But, in the long run, these hormones kill brain cells, and thereby reduce the productivity.



Popular misconceptions3. Grey- the color of our brain!

Only dead brains look grey because they are said to be preserved in that way. However, a live brain has the colors black, white and even red, in addition to the grey color.



Popular misconceptions


4. Bigger brains mean more intelligence!

Somehow, we people equate intelligence with the size of our brains. But, it is not so, as then whale would have been smarter than us, because they have bigger brains!



Popular misconceptions5. We just use 10% of our brains!

Brain scans have revealed that no matter what we do, our brains are always active. So, this is probably a myth which everyone thought to be true.



Popular misconceptions


6. Emotions are believed to be detrimental to human decision making!

Science does not agree with this, and it proves that emotions play a vital role in making right decisions. Actually, many times removing emotions from decision making leads to horrible decisions.


Popular misconceptions7. Brain games increase your brain power!

When you play brain power games, you do not get smarter; rather you just get better at playing them! They do not increase your brain power at all.




It is also believed that your IQ is fixed and stays the same throughout the life. But, it is not so, as you can get smarter in life. However, the older you get, the harder it is to get smarter!

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