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7 Common Myths About Your Brain (Video)

In three minutes, this video examines seven long-standing brain myths

You might have been brought up to think of yourself as a left-brain or right-brain kind of person. But in fact, there's no evidence that one side of the brain is dominant over the other.

This is one of seven often-repeated myths that this fun video by ASAP Science debunks. It also highlights some fascinating facts about the body's command center. For example, did you know that the brain only accounts for three percent of a body's weight, but the organ uses 20 percent of the body's energy? 

You might also be relieved to learn that, though your head might ache after one too many drinks, you didn't kill any brain cells. It's true that excessive amounts of alcohol can damage brain cells, but the damage is mostly reversible, according to ASAP Science. 

To hear more about these busted brain myths, check out the video below. 

Last updated: Jul 14, 2014

LAURA MONTINI | Staff Writer

Laura Montini is a reporter at Inc. She previously covered health care technology for Health 2.0 News and has served as an associate editor at The Health Care Blog. She lives in San Francisco.

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