Indeed, studies have shown strong cross-cultural belief in this concept. In 2012, researchers asked whether various neuromyths were scientifically correct. The concept of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles was the most trusted myth: Some 93% of UK teachers and 96% of Netherland teachers believed it was true. (The second most commonly believed myth was that left- or right-brain dominance affected learning.)Other examples of neuromyths include that we only use 10% of our brain, and that drinki
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Neuromyths arise, Howard-Jones argues, partly due to the technical language barrier that makes understanding neuroscience papers difficult for non-experts, and due to oversimplification of complicated scientific ideas. These myths are then “promoted by victims of their own wishful thinking” who are sincere but deluded in their belief that some eccentric theory will science and society,” he writes.Other examples of neuromyths include that we only use 10% of our brain, and that drinking less