Brain Myths


Myths about the brain are still everywhere in the 21st century. They can be found in Hollywood movies and self-help books. No matter how popular these ideas about the brain are most of the time they are based on misinterpretations of neuroscientific findings.

As part of the Brain Awareness Week (14-21 maart 2016) we developed Exploding Brain Myths, a series of animations debunking some of the most popular brain myths.

The series of animations were developed in collaboration of scientists from the Vrije Universiteit, Dr. Rhiannon Meredith, Rhodé van Westen and Professor Matthijs Verhage, with a London based animation team , Jon Hunter, Matt Partridge, Henry Parker and Garet Gwynn. The animations were made possible by the VU University Fellowship and the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

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