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Originally posted by pantha
according to this web site we use 100% of our braincells
I have often heard it said, even in the years before such machines as PET scanners became commonplace, that humans only use 10 or 20 per cent of their brains. Can anyone tell me on what possible basis such a statement can be justified?
Henry Valier , [It can't be true but this urban myth is now so well established that it would be interesting to find out if anyone knows of its origins--Ed.]
In the 1960s and 1970s new techniques, such as staining and microelectrode stimulation, allowed the function of particular brain areas to be understood far better. This meant that, for example, the area of the brain used for vision could be delineated with some accuracy. However, some areas of the brain stubbornly refused to display such specialisation and appeared to serve no specific function. So the myth grew that a large proportion of our brains remains unused. The argument roughly translates as, "We don't know what this bit of the brain does, therefore this bit of the brain does nothing." Needless to say, the brain (in its entirety) continued to work away oblivious to some of the more far-fetched conclusions of its owner.
Marcus Munafo , Psychology Department University of Southampton
Originally posted by EYE-YAD
1) Do we use our brain in full capacity? i mean is the 10% thing fake or not?
2) How do we use our brain cells? as a chain to get from one cell to another by jumpin from one to another? what about the dead cells?
I'm saying this just to know if we want to remember something does we "navigate" our brain, like it's used in the internet, getting from place to another, or we get what we want directly without passing by any thought, like going to a library and go directly to the book u want?
Originally posted by EYE-YAD
And the knowledge of everything is stored in our brains, but we couldn't reach that info or knowledge because there are maybe cells (dead cells) blocking the road to reach, do you get my point?
Basically, all the inventions and discoveries (in terms of logic, not places or things) are already stored in our brains, and to reach that knowledge we need to traspass thus dead cells! (or anything that blocks the path)!
how did ancient civilazations grew up really fast compared to the other who basically were like them in few years back? how did the islamic empire grew rapidly just after the religion was founded? and the renesance?
what about Isaac Newton? how did he figured the gravity out by seeing an apple falling and reading in the same time?????
Ok, for the Isaac Newton, i think he wasn't reading, he was more "smoking a pot that killed thus dead cells in his brain"?