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Science & Technology | Science & Technology

There's No Such Thing as Being Right or Left-Brained, And 9 Other Brain Myths We've All Heard

However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human brain is notoriously complicated, and despite many advances in modern science, much of the organ remains a mystery.

Science & Technology | Science

Physicists overturn a 100-year-old assumption on how brains work

The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of connections called synapses.

Health & Fitness | Health

Can This Brain Exercise Put Off Dementia? - WSJ

A major new study is believed to be the first to show that a behavioral intervention—a brain exercise called speed training—can reduce dementia risk.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Scientists map brains of the blind to solve mysteries of human brain specialization | האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים | The Hebrew University

Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can adapt to t

Science & Technology | Science

Do People Only Use 10% of Their Brains?

In a 2013 poll, 65% of Americans thought this statement was true. It isn't. Where'd that number come from?