Do we really only use ten percent of our brains? Is it possible to be genuinely skilled at multitasking? With so much information out there about our brains, separating fact from fiction is not always an easy feat. Part of our mission at the Dana Foundation is to educate the public about the brain and its functions and potential; so we set out to do just that at this year’s NYC Regional Brain Bee.
We approached attendees at random and asked a set of brain-related trivia questions. With a mixed bag of responses, our goal was to not only debunk some common misconceptions, but share a few new facts as well:
Starting next Monday, the global campaign known as Brain Awareness Week (BAW) will officially begin. Events will take place all over the world, so stay tuned for further coverage. Everyone is encouraged to join the celebration, so take a look at the BAW Calendar of Events to find out what’s happening near you!
– Seimi Rurup