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Christian Jarrett Ph.D
There are no scientific trials showing that the technique works.
A number of cultural myths have emerged about the difference between left and right-handers.
There’s good reason to be skeptical about using neurofeedback therapy as a short-cut to elation and enlightenment.
Mirror neurons are probably the most hyped concept in neuroscience. There's no doubt they are fascinating cells, but they don't explain what makes us human.
Do we really need eight hours sleep? Do teenagers sleep in late because they're lazy? Can we really take control of our dreams? This post explores four myths and one surprising fact about sleep.
Gender brain differences are real, but we should interpret them with caution.
The left-brain right-brain myth will probably never die, because it has become a powerful metaphor for different ways of thinking.
Christian Jarrett, Ph.D is the editor of the British Psychological Society's Research Digest blog and staff writer on their magazine The Psychologist.