The human brain is amazing and sometimes mysterious. They have discovered plenty of information about what goes on inside your noggin while researchers are still uncovering the secrets of how the brain works. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of brain myths out there. The following are just a few of the many myths about the brain. Although constant repetition does not make it any more accurate, you have probably heard this oft-cited bit of information several times. Often people use his popular urban legend to imply that the mind is capable of much greater things, such as dramatically increased intelligence, psychic abilities, or even telekinesis. After all, just imagine what we could accomplish if we used the remaining 90 percent in case we can do all the things we do using only 10 percent of our brains.  Research suggests that all areas of the brain perform some type of function. We would really only have to worry about that tiny 10 percent of our brains being injured in case the 10 percent myth were true, brain damage would be far less likely – after all. The fact is that damage to even a small area of the brain can result in profound consequences to both cognition and functioning

Some myths about the brain

Brain imaging technologies have also demonstrated that the entire brain shows levels of activity, even during sleep. The brain is fragile and can be damaged by things such as injury, stroke, or disease. From mild disruptions in cognitive abilities to complete impairment, this damage can result in a range of consequences. Brain damage can be devastating, but is it always permanent? A person's ability to recover from such damage depends upon the severity and the location of the injury while we often tend to think of brain injuries as lasting.  For example, a blow to the head during a football game might lead to a concussion. Most people are able to recover when given time to heal. A severe stroke, on the other hand, can result in dire consequences to the brain that can very well be permanent while this can be quite serious. It is important to remember that the human brain has an impressive amount of plasticity, however. The brain can often heal itself over time and form new connections even following a serious brain event, such as a stroke. Have you ever heard someone describe themselves as either left or right brained. This stems from the popular notion that people are either dominated by their right or left brain hemispheres.  People who are "right-brained" tend to be more creative and expressive, while those who are "left-brained" tend to be more analytical and logical according to this idea. No one is fully right-brained or left-brained while experts do recognize that there is lateralization of brain function (that is, certain types of tasks and thinking tend to be more associated with a particular region of the brain). In fact, we tend to do better at tasks when the entire brain is utilized, even for things that are typically associated with a certain area of the brain.