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The 10 percent of the brain myth is a widely perpetuated urban legend that most or all humans only use 10 percent (or some other small percentage) of their brains. It has been misattributed to many people, including Albert Einstein. By extrapolation, it is suggested that a person may harness this unused potential and increase intelligence.
According to a survey from 2013, around 65 percent of Americans believe that we only use 10 percent of our brain.
But this is just a myth, according to an interview with neurologist Barry Gordon in Scientific American. He explained that the majority of the brain is almost always active.
The 10 percent myth was also debunked in a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
Using this and similar methods, researchers show that most of our brain is in use most of the time, even when a person is performing a very simple action.
A lot of the brain is even active when a person is resting or sleeping.
originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
a reply to: childoffather
Could be that the prevention of more access to human brain power is attributed to factors of controlling human.
Something may want humans less aware and mentally capacity limited.
Something to consider...
originally posted by: Groot
That only means humans have alot of potential, but many fail to achieve it, as we see everyday.
Think they low ball parked that figure because those studied fell below the average.