If using the whole potential of the brain was possible, could it bring about spe

  1. showmegreen profile image70
    showmegreenposted 7 years ago

    If using the whole potential of the brain was possible, could it bring about special powers...

    (mind control, telepathy, etc.)?

  2. Doc Snow profile image95
    Doc Snowposted 7 years ago

    I doubt it.  And in fact, I doubt the chestnut that we only use 10%  of our brainpower.  The brain is a very energetically costly innovation, using something like half of the food energy we take in.

    That's far too costly to be underutilized that badly.  If it were really possible to wring so much more performance out of what we have, it would also be possible to do *better* than us with *less* brain--and it would have happened in evolutionary competition already.

    I hate to say it, though--it's such a fun idea!

 
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