Wednesday, June 13, 2012

10% Brain Myth

Did you know that “you only use 10 percent of your brain” is a myth? According to Eric Chudler, Director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering at the University of Washington, studies by both EEG and PET scans have shown that the brain is constantly occupied in running brain-body systems and in thinking. (This myth of using only 10 percent of your brain likely originated in studies of damaged brains during the last half of the 20thCentury.) Having said that, most people have room for improvement by developing skills through practice—very different from the notion that they use on 10 percent of their brains.

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