6 False Beliefs About the Brain

Sci­enceB­logs’ Neuro­philo­sophy details 6 icon­o­clast­ic dis­cov­er­ies about the brain and gives a brief descrip­tion of the research show­ing the truth behind these false dog­mas:

  • The adult human brain is not plastic
  • The adult human brain can­not regen­er­ate
  • Neur­ons are the func­tion­al ele­ments of the nervous sys­tem
  • Neur­o­trans­mit­ters are released from the nerve ter­min­al
  • Neur­ons are bin­ary switches
  • Neur­ons com­mu­nic­ate with each oth­er by propagat­ing action poten­tials