The human mind is an amazingly complex machine. It allows us to see and understand the world around us, evolving over the course of millions of years to become one of the most powerful and efficient devices known to man. And with around 100 billion neurons, it is amazingly difficult to figure out how all of it fits together. There are psychologists and psychiatrists and neurosurgeons all working around the clock trying to determine exactly what makes the human mind tick.

But despite its complexity, despite the amazing power of the human brain, sometimes our use of it is...somewhat less than stellar.

We aren't always as skeptical as we should be, and we take many things for granted when we shouldn't. With this in mind, here are some of the most common myths.

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