Top Ten Myths about the Brain Reaction Paper
My initial reaction to “Top Ten Myths about the Brain” was one of interest, due to the fact that I never knew as a human being that we only use ten percent of our brain. It made me ponder and wonder how we can function properly without using the whole brain in its entirety, and while were using the ten percent, I wondered what is the other ninety percent of the brain doing. I began questioning and wondering the significant, and true purpose of the brain. I then began to read on and as I read I’ve realize that the brain, according to psychological study plays a very important role in why we do the things we do, say the things that we say, know the things that we know, and react to things in a certain way that we react to them in.
There was a particular section in the article that stood out to me, and caught my interest the most. In that section it basically talked about how, certain ages, comprehend and know certain things, better than other age groups. It stated how “Children are better at learning new languages than adults, Young adults are faster than older adults to judge whether two objects are the same or different, and older people know more words and understand subtle linguistic distinctions.” (Helmuth) People tend to think that just, because they’re older they automatically know everything, but according to this article that is not the case.
I’ve always been around kids, and I always use to wonder how they were so good at certain things. You assume that just because their young they don’t know about hardly anything. It’s funny that the article brought up the game “concentration” because I remember my little 9 year old cousin had recently came over, and one of her favorite games to play is “concentration” and every time I play her somehow, some way she beats me. I can count on my hands how many times I won, out of the many times we played, and it wasn’t until I read this article that I...