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Old 19 November 2012, 02:57 AM
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Ponder Using Just 10% of Your Brain? Think Again

The idea that we use only 10% of our brain is patently false. Yet it so permeates popular culture that, among psychologists and neuroscientists, it is known as the "10% myth." Contrary to popular belief, the entire brain is put to use unused neurons die and unused circuits atrophy. Reports of neuroimaging research might perpetuate the myth by showing only a small number of areas "lighting up" in a brain scan, but those are just areas that have more than a base line level of activity; the dark regions aren't dormant or unused.

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Old 19 November 2012, 11:25 PM
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Just watching a science show the other night (again) about the brain. They were saying might use 5% of our consciously, the rest we are not consciously aware of.

So the 10% may depend on how you define using your brain and when the number came about.
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I'm using 100% of my brain. When I finally remembered my social security number I forgot my phone number.
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