When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education
Two reports suggest that neuromyths are more pervasive in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths, explaining their scientific origins and realities.
Seeking the Right Answers About Right Brain-Left Brain
About 150 years ago, scientists realized that the right and left sides of our brains are different in size, anatomy, and what they do best. Nor are we all “lateralized” in the same way. That can be significant when the side of our brain we use affects how well we do things or when one side specializes, for example, in intense emotion and the other in thinking ahead. What was evolution attempting with this division of labor?