Dispelling Neuromyths

Neuromyths – misconceptions about about learning and/or how the brain works – plague higher education. How often have you heard someone refer to themself as “left-brained”, or “a visual learner”, or “using only 10% of their brain”?

It may seem harmless, but neuromyths persist because people not only believe them, they pass them on to our students.

In early October, 2019, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) published a research report on neuromyths, revealing that faculty, instructional designers, and administrators in higher education are all susceptible to believing at least a few neuromyths.

Read the OLC blog post about the report here: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/international-report-neuromyths-and-evidence-based-practices-in-higher-education/

You can download the report itself here: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/read/international-report-neuromyths-and-evidence-based-practices-in-higher-education/

There is a Google Form with the Neuromyth Survey Questions on it; go ahead and see how you do: https://forms.gle/JGTSh9Qs7KRiKtW98

Go forth and dispel neuromyths!!

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