posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 02:43 PM
Whenever someone talks about the 10-90 brain percentage theory, I always think of chess. I play chess often, and I can view the brain's functions as
kind of like a computer chess program. You see, when the game first starts, there are a lot of possibilities, but only a few really good
possibilities. As the game progresses, the possibilities become larger or smaller, but oftentimes there is really only a few really good moves each
time. After the "opening" when both sides have many pieces played out, there are a lot of possibilities for the "middle game" but when the game
comes to the "end game" when there are just a few pawns, maybe a rook or two, and the kings, the possibilities are extremely limited, or rather, the
good moves are extremely limited. What I'm getting at is, that if the brain supposedly only uses 10 percent of its functioning, maybe this is due to
the fact that we know that the "good moves" are limited, while the possibilities are great, many of these possibilities are not worth looking into.
For instance, when the chess game begins, it is foolish to think of moving the pawns in front of the rooks, because bringing the rook out so early in
the game is not a wise move. Although the queen can be moved out early on, and a lot of possibilities arising from this, there are not a lot of good
moves to do, and a lot of ways to defend it. For this reason, I find it amusing when new players try to bring the queen out too early, because
oftentimes the defense against the queen is easy, and many of those defenses also threaten the queen. So if the brain uses 10 percent of its operating
functions, perhaps this is because the spirit/consciousness limits the amount of possibilities.
The other 90 percent could be similar to the stored knowledge that is left unused. For example, an encyclopedia or dictionary has a lot of entries,
but you only use a certain entry at a time. In the same way, if our brain is 100 percent knowledge, but we only use 10 percent at a time, perhaps it
means we are only using the 10 percent that is necessary. I would think that motor skills do not use too much of the brain since they are so
automatic, whereas critical thinking skills requires more. Playing a game like chess or reading a book would increase brain activity.
So maybe the secret to using more of your brain is to think about the "good moves" as opposed to the limitless possibility of bad moves.
As for the psychic powers, I think the mystery involves doing things with the mind. This is a separate issue, but I'll talk briefly about that.
It is not considered a psychic power unless we use the mind only. For instance, if someone claims to be levitating, but then they are really just
using a plank or a lever, this is a "fraud" because it was not used by the mind only. This is an impossible request, of course, because how can
action be performed only with the mind and not body? Even if the mind was going to make the body levitate, the body would also have to be involved.
Would someone ask to see a body levitate, without the body involved? That would simply be the imagination, viewable only within your own mind, not
another. So I think psychic powers are impossible because it is impossible to do things only with the mind and not body. With that said, the
imagination does operate within the mind and not the physical world, so imagination is the only real psychic power. These powers become practical when
you use imagination in a creative way to come up with some type of invention or method.