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