There are a lot of misconceptions about neuroscience that people believe to be true, like the myth that we only use 10% of our brain. When these myths are widely believed and uncorrected, they can start to cause problems. They can even lead educators to implement learning practices not based in science.

In the study highlighted in this video, researchers tested a method for correcting misinformation about neuroscience in social media. They considered if they could lessen the harmful effects of incorrect news articles on Facebook by immediately showing readers related articles that refuted the misinformation.

To read the full published study visit https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1075547019890073

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30 Second Abstract: Correcting Misinformation About Neuroscience Via Social Media