The tangled webs we weave

0803GRAY-master495 Jennifer Barba from our ZMET Global Partner Frame Consulting in Mexico City passed this along some weeks ago but it remains relevant.

We often hear “insights” about human thought in everyday discussions and even in popular culture. These insights can be eye-opening and sexy – but sometimes they are not entirely true.

This New York Times article highlights three “facts” about the human mind that people tend to oversimplify.

The idea that we use only 10 percent of our brain…the distinction between left- and right-brain thinking…and the magic of mirror neurons. While there is truth in all of these concepts, popular culture tends to take that truth and stretch it beyond recognition. Beware.