Lately, I’m thinking and reading about how people interact with information. I love reading Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast & Slow, which discusses how the brain works through his work in behavioral economics. I wanted to brush up on my understanding of how the brain works in general, and I came across Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience, a Great Courses lecture series–I used my Audible subscription to get the audio version.
I absolutely loved this series. I highly recommend this series to anyone interested in education, information literacy, learning, brain health, and our perception of reality. The lecturer, Professor Indre Viskontas, skillfully demonstrates how many common held beliefs about how the brain works do not align with scientists’ current understanding of how the brain works. I’ve been in education for 12 years, and there were several concepts I remember being taught that were challenged by this series.
If you haven’t read anything authoritative lately about science’s current understanding of how our brains work, definitely check out this series.