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Do humans only use 10% of the brain ???

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Asked by DARE DEVIL, 21 Oct '09 04:35 pm
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When we fix our commission to 10%, it is 10%.
Other wise.....
Answered by Prakash Chandra, 02 Dec '09 01:48 am

 
  
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No .......... Though an alluring idea, the "10 percent myth" is so wrong it is almost laughable, says neurologist Barry Gordon at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. Although there's no definitive culprit to pin the blame on for starting this legend, the notion has been linked to the American psychologist and author William James, who argued in The Energies of Men that "We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources." It's also been associated with to Albert Einstein, who supposedly used it to explain his cosmic towering intellect.

The myth's durability, Gordon says, stems from people's conceptions about their own brains: they see their own shortcomings as evidence of the existence of untapped gray matter. This is a false assumption. What is correct, however, is that at certain moments in anyone's life, such as when we are simply at rest and thinking, we may be using only 10 percent of our brains.

"It turns out though, that we use ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 21 Oct '09 04:42 pm

 
  
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Yes.some people go beyond but only few.
Answered by bumble bee, 02 Dec '09 02:16 am

 
  
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No -it is less than 5%
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 02 Dec '09 01:59 am

 
  
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10 % ..has perhaps never been used of.
its much less the figure..
use it less.. better you are.
Answered by sr sr sax, 23 Oct '09 12:58 pm

 
  
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10% is a high end estimate, we use something like 2.5% of the cerebrum, Albert Einstien used like 3.5%.

We have both upper brain (Cerebrum) and the motor brain (Cerebellum). The motor brain has been a part of biological evolution for MILLIONS of years, whereas the cerebrum started evolving only after the advent of the Cro Magnon man.

We need MUCH more of the motor brain than we do the cerebrum. Cerebrum is used for planning , tactics, stratergy etc., but it's the motor brain which enables u to eat, speak, walk, talk, type, see, hear, etc. The 97.5%-2.5% is standard & the the brain is regulated in such a way.

According to human evolution, if we use up 100% of the cerebrum, we wouldn't need a mouth to talk, or ears to hear, or feet to walk. I'd be able to communicate thru mere brain signals, I don't need eyes to see what's in front of me....and I don't need to walk to get from place A to place B, I can do that thru signals as well....but this is borderline sci-fi.....

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Answered by A Moin, 23 Oct '09 12:52 pm

 
  
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No
Answered by sumati gayki, 23 Oct '09 12:51 pm

 
  
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Really
Answered by rekha agarwal, 21 Oct '09 05:48 pm

 
  
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The 10% of brain myth is the widely-perpetuated myth that humans only use 10% of their brains. By association, it is often suggested that by some process a human being may harness this unused potential and in so doing inherit several magnitudes more intelligence.

Though many factors of intelligence may be increased with training, the idea that large parts of the brain remain unused is without substantial foundation. Although many mysteries regarding brain function remain, every part of the brain has a known function(wiki)
Answered by jameel ahmed, 21 Oct '09 04:42 pm

 
  
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Very very less than that
max. was used till now only 6% that of enstin
Answered by anushka desai, 21 Oct '09 04:37 pm

 
  
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