BY BARBARA PARUS
John B. Molidor, PhD, dispels some popular myths about the human brain.
The human brain is a very complex organ, composed of approximately 100 billion eurons—and each one of
those neurons communicates with up to
10,000 other neurons. It is so complicated that several fields of medicine and
science are dedicated to treating and
studying it, including neurology, which
treats physical disorders of the brain;
psychology, which includes the study of
behavior and mental processes; neuro-radiology, which takes an actual look
inside the brain; and psychiatry, which
treats mental illnesses and disorders.
The brain continues to remain a
mystery and is the subject of many
myths, some of which are perpetuated
by speakers who spout them freely from
John B. Molidor, PhD, CEO and
president of MSU/FAME and assistant dean and professor of psychiatry,
Michigan State University College
of Human Medicine, sat down with
Speaker magazine to debunk some of
the most common myths.