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Brain Myths Exploded

Lessons from Neuroscience
Narrateur(s): Indre Viskontas
Durée: 11 h et 55 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 évaluations)

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Description

Much of the layperson's knowledge of the brain is predicated on a lack of understanding about this mysterious organ. To start building a more straightforward, accurate understanding of current breakthroughs in neuroscience, you have to start by shattering popular brain myths.

Each of these 24 lectures takes as its focus a single powerful, prevalent brain myth, and uses it as a launch pad from which to explore myriad topics in neuroscience: decision making, memory, dreams, emotions, neuroplasticity, consciousness, mental illness, and much more.

Our memory is an accurate, objective record of the past. Our senses reflect the world as it really exists. Our dreams have hidden meanings. We are only using 10% of our total brain power. Modern technology (including social media) is making us less intelligent. Dr. Viskontas doesn't just settle for obliterating these and other myths. Instead, she replaces them with scientific facts gathered from experiments, research, and case studies. The result is an eye-opening adventure into the latest understanding of why the brain works the way it does.

Whatever order you enjoy these lectures in, you'll be left with insights that will help you better determine the hard scientific truths behind the breaking news (and myths) of tomorrow.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Excellent

Excellent content. Goes deeper than you would think in regards to dispelling myths. Leaves me wanting more.

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Great book, easy to understand but well documented

It is very nicely science-based, providing evidence of the research that has been done in the field and can be used to evaluate whether the myths are true, false, or partially correct/incorrect. The speaker is very enthusiastic and easy to follow. 2nd book I finish! and would listen again in a spare time to refresh some of the relevant topics.

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laypersons lessons

if u have a previous base of knowledge you wont get much out of this

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well worth listening to Brain Myths Exploded

This great course, Brain Myths Exploded, is well read. Her voice is nice and she makes it so interesting to pay attention to and learn from what she shares with us.
I've learned a lot from this course too. We hear so many things that have to do with the human mind, and we believe that they are true. What this course does is take all the statements and research done and collect them in a simple, but realistic up to date manner.

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Myth buster course

I have listen to several of the Titles in the Great Courses series and all of them are quite good, well to me this is one of the best Prof. Viskontas presents very good information and also presents in a really fun way. I truly enjoyed it, all 24 chapters have wheat of information on how to be skeptic about all the myths that she is busting in this course. The last chapter really left me intrigued because of her position on whether technology is negatively affecting our brains, her position is refreshing but following her line I am skeptic of her claims.

Really good course highly recommended.

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  • Jared T Wilsey
  • 2017-02-14

Great lecturer, very enjoyable

Having read and studied a lot in this area, I did not expect to learn many new fact, or busting of old myths, but in fact I did. And the things I already knew were explained in such an interesting way that I still enjoyed and benefited, will help me to explain things in future. No vocal fry, great speaking voice as well.

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  • Nisha M Chainani
  • 2017-05-10

Eye Opener

Every chapter was enlightening, informative, an eye-opener. It's the fastest I've finished an audiobook. And I think I wanna listen to it again. The narration was great too.

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  • Luke
  • 2017-05-26

Well picked cherries from field of psychology

This series has little to do with 'myth busting' and more to do with a taste testing tour of many emerging and misunderstood areas in psychology. It's also less to about the brain and more about cognitive and behavioral psychology. Nevertheless, Indre does a brilliant job or surveying the literature and takes great care in refraining from pop psychology hyperbole and borrowing on the credibility of science to make her career. This book was not comprehensive on any topic but was masterfully succinct on many. I especially liked her tour of how technology impacts our attention and intelligence for good or bad. Other notable topics include our sleep and our ability to perform depending on it, how we use more than 10% of our brains, neuroplasticity, and cognitive biases. Overall, this series is a surprisingly pleasant treatise on psychology's latest findings that strays from its stated topic (brain myths) in a wonderful way.

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  • Wolf.
  • 2017-03-25

Answered several most intriguing questions

The lecture discussed several interesting topics about our brain like are bigger brains smarter, do you only use 10% of your brain, can you multitask efficiently, can adult brains change for better, and does technology make you stupid?
The whole lecture provided rich and profound information about our brains yet remained so funny and catching! Indeed learnt a lot!

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  • SvP
  • 2017-04-03

Replaces many books at once

This book spoiled some other books for me, which is a good thing. Having a deep understanding of your brain will help in many parts of your life. Many "tricks" I used became more useful, because I understood the reasoning better. The narrator is fun to listen to, and had fun narrating herself. Her enthusiasm was clearly audible.

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  • Michael Lazris
  • 2017-11-03

Good for Neuro Beginners

This is a great introductory course to neuroscience. As an experienced learner of the subject, I did not find many new facts. If you are a novice and want a better description of how the brain works I would highly recommend

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  • Jason
  • 2018-12-20

Did not want this to have 3 stars

The app and website, for what ever reason makes this 3 stars no matter how many times I try to make it 1.

Thought it was interesting until the SJW chapter on unconscious bias.

Says the testing methodology produces non repeatable results, yet this is somehow indicative that the results support the conclusion.

The whole cops are shooting and killing unarmed people because they are unconsciously biased is a huge stretch.

According to Wikipedia the altercation ensued when the perpetrator attacked the officer in his police vehicle for control of his gun until it was fired. (Basically he punched the officer in the face multiple times and tried to take his gun.) The perp fled, officer pursued. The perp stopped and charged the officer after a short pursuit. The officer also told him to stop, multiple times. Oh and the guy was 6’5” and about 300 lbs.
The officer account is corroborated by multiple witnesses. But I’m supposed to believe this is because of unconscious bias because the officer? No, I don’t think so. That chapter had political bias all over it. Ruined the entire course for me.

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  • Manoj Jacob John
  • 2017-04-03

Excellent, wonderful insight into our mind working

Loved it. Helps us understand the way we think, believe and act. Hopefully I am all the better for it.

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  • Melanie
  • 2017-04-28

Connections

Outstanding delivery of the science of what is going on inside your head. This course made the connections between the biology and the behavior. Listen more than once. There's a lot of detail. I like how the information, which was technical in nature, was brought out in ways that made it possible for non scientists to easily understand.

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  • Trebla
  • 2017-10-04

More entertainment than enlightenment

Dr. Viskontas is a gifted presenter and even performer. I envision the best place for this course is on a cruise, one of those fancy ships on a several day tour of the Danube, on which she entertains the passengers between ports. The actual data transmission is more on the high school level, but done in an entertaining way.

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