Considering the popularity of brain teasers and brain-training apps, you'd think that people would know quite a bit about the brain's role in education. But according to a new study, the general public and even educators have a hard time squashing misconceptions about the brain and learning. For instance, many of the research participants believed that students' brains shrink without sufficient water, and that kids are less attentive after devouring sugary treats. (Both of those statements are false, by the way.)
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Written by Shelley Danzy for HowStuffWorks March 12, 2019
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