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Is the 10% only brain use is a myth?

  1. wanzulfikri profile image69
    wanzulfikriposted 6 years ago

    If not, how come researchers said that even lifting one finger uses many brain capacity? I guess the statement is vague.

    1. Quilligrapher profile image87
      Quilligrapherposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There is no scientific evidence to support the notion that we use only 10% of our brains.  The idea is false. We use all of our brain even though some areas are not as active as others when we are asleep..

  2. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Don't Worry....

    It only affects and applies to people who write Haiku. big_smile

  3. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    I think when scientists refer to brain use they are excluding involuntary and muscular processes.  Usually when these low percentages are mentioned they're referring to 'thinking' whatever that may be.

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    It's a myth, about 10% is intensely active at any one time but we use difference parts at different times.