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Cortes discusses myths, mysteries surrounding the brain in Minute Science series

Monday, July 16, 2018

Did you know that Albert Einstein’s brain was stolen and then hoarded by his pathologist after his death? Or that adults can learn new languages just as fast as children do? Or that the idea of “creative” and “logical” halves of the brain is a myth?

Constanza Cortes, PhD, discusses these questions and delves into the brain and the scientific method in her ongoing Minute Science video series. In addition to debunking popular myths about the brain, she also explains how these myths came about. The episodes are available on YouTube via the links below.

(This independent series is not produced by the Duke Neurology Department or the School of Medicine and does not necessarily reflect the views of either organization).