Numbers Don't Lie

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Do human use only 10 percent of their brains ?

There are several variations on this statement- humans use only 10% of their brains. This folkloric statement has been around for at least a century. Fortunately, it's just not true. A recent MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) imaging clearly demonstrates that humans put most of their cerebral cortex to good use, even while dozing.

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Blogger Eug the Huge said...

Actually, the affirmation is true in the sense that, during several common activities, you only use a tenth of your brain potential.

This does not mean, however, that 9/10 of your brain is being wasted, just that any usual activity does not require your whole brain to work at once.

Of course, there are certain cases where the brain malfunctioning theory might have some merit...

10:50 AM

 
Blogger The Cybrarian said...

I always though that was a strange saying/theory. I wonder where it came from.

12:10 PM

 
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12:12 PM

 
Blogger Doug said...

Shit., s we are actually better than a computer which only uses 1% of its real CPU power at all time.

11:19 PM

 
Blogger pai-production said...

I'm not agree :)

11:52 PM

 

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