Great Myths of the Brain

1 Oct 2013 Dr Christian Jarrett, British Psychological Society Research Digest Details The three pounds of thinking matter in our heads has never been subject to such intense interest. Barely a day passes that a brain scanning study isn't splashed across the newspapers, purporting to show the location of love, greed or some other emotion. Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have just announced unprecedented investment in brain research. Yet alongside the science, there is a growing brain mythology - hype and misinformation about how the brain works and what neuroscience findings have to say about human nature. Join cognitive neuroscientist and author Dr Christian Jarrett as he takes you on a tour of myths and facts about the most complex entity in the universe - the human brain.