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Having a bigger brain does not guarantee more cognitive power.
Regardless of personality or skill set, you use both the right and left hemispheres of your brain to perform everyday functions.
Moderate amounts of alcohol do not kill brain cells.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Only physical trauma can create a hole in your brain.
There has been no conclusive, scientific evidence that any part of a vaccine causes autism.
Your brain constantly generates new cells and remains adaptable — or “plastic” — as you age.

Listening to classical music hasn’t been shown to improve intelligence in children or adults.

Crossword puzzles and similar games can help you learn words and improve specific skills, but they won’t enhance overall brain function.
In some instances, the brain can repair itself.
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