I would just like to additionally point out to anyone who is reading this thread that the "10% of our brain" position is false. All of our brain is
used at different times throughout the day for different activities. There is no "untapped" area of the brain that humans never utilize. Here, I'll
explain 'em all for you briefly:
image as a reference for each explanation.
: interaction with our environment, also where consciousness takes shape. Assigns meaning to words, dictates our judgment of daily
activities, and is a well-spring of motor responses and memories of daily activities.
Primary Motor Cortex
: this one dictates and controls motor responses (like movement).
: not an actual functioning thing, just separates the parietal and frontal lobes.
Primary Somatosensory Cortex
: this is the central location where all the sensory information is sorted out. Disrupting this puppy causes you to
develop all kinds of spatial and reasoning deficiencies.
: where the 5 senses come together to allow us to recognize objects. Allows for voluntary movement. Also where the sight and touch
sensations are registered.
: Sight. Everything to do with seeing.
: Yup, you guessed it, this one's all about the sense of smell. It also applies to taste too a little bit.
: mostly registers things we hear. Also helps us occasionally identify sights. This is where our brain categorizes objects into
: controls balance and equilibrium, assists in movement and motion. Also stores some memories for motor responses.
Sorry for the neurology lesson everyone. Just don't like seeing the "10% myth" spreading, when we DO know all the areas of the brain, and their
functions. Denial of Ignorance is important to ATS after all.
~ Wandering Scribe