You Can Stop Listening to Classical Music

“Popular Science” posted a list of myths about the brain that a lot of people still think are true.  You probably know some of them . . . like that we don’t really just use 10% of our brains.  But here are four you might not know.


Myth #1.  Adults don’t produce new brain cells.  They thought it was true for 130 years, until a study in 1998 found we DO . . . in the part of the brain that helps store memories.  And a study last year found new cells in other parts of adult brains too.

Myth #2.  Listening to classical music makes you smarter.  A study in 1993 found it raised people’s I.Q.’s, but no one’s been able to replicate the results.  And a Harvard study in 1999 contradicted it.

Myth #3.  Some people are visual learners, and have to see something to remember it.  A recent survey found 96% of teachers think that’s the case.

But the truth is that while we do tend to have an easier time with certain subjects if there’s a visual, that’s true for ALL of us.  So the “visual learner” thing is just a myth.

Myth #4.  Drinking any amount of alcohol kills brain cells.  Drinking a LOT can, but even that doesn’t make a huge difference.  Researchers in Denmark recently looked at the brains of alcoholics, and they had the same number of brain cells as non-alcoholics.


So, you can top listening to this:

And if you’d like…do more of this:

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  • Jon is our resident "veteran" of the Eagle, hanging out with Eagle friends for almost an entire decade! In fact, when he started, it was just he and his wife in Utah. Now Jon and Jenn have two kids (Liam and Ella) and in-laws in town! Originally from Long Beach, CA, Jon moved to Wichita for his first radio job. This is where he won his first CMA for Personality of the Year. From Kansas to Utah, Jon has been a fixture on our station - sharing his struggles as a Dad, husband, and boss! Jon also hosted a successful podcast called Breaking Nashville where he introduced you to the next generation of Country superstars!


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