December 26, 2016

3 Interesting Myths About The Brain

As Denver’s neurofeedback experts, it should come as no surprise that we’re a big family of brain nerds over here at NeuraPerformance Brain Center. If it’s related to the health, function, or healing of the brain, we want to know about it!

Even though humans have been studying the brain for centuries, it always surprises us how many old fashion myths still persist around this most important organ. That’s why we thought it would be interesting to discuss some of the most persistent myths, and refute them with some actual brain science!

1. We Only Use 10 Percent Of Our Brains

This is a fascinating myth that often makes people envision their own brains as dusty closets full of cobwebs. This myth has even inspired movies about the fantastic things that could happen if 100 percent of our brain’s capacity was available to us! While we may be capable of higher forms of thought and reasoning that are yet untapped, you do in fact use every single portion of your brain, every single day.

2. One Side Of Your Brain Is More Dominant Than The Other

There are all sorts of cute quizzes on the internet designed to help you discover whether you’re “right-brained or left-brained” but in fact both hemispheres of the brain must work together in harmony to complete the complex processing functions required by daily life.

3. Brain Damage Is Always Permanent

The medical community once believed that the brain was made up of a finite number of cells, and that if any of them were damaged or died, the loss was permanent. We now know that the brain is far more flexible, able to rewire itself in response to brain training in ways that can overcome damage or injury.

Neurofeedback is just one of many brain training techniques that can help to repair or restore damaged brain cells! Contact NeuraPerformance Brain Center in Denver to learn more.

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