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What stood out to me is the statement that if we did not use portions of our brain, evolution would have done away with the useless mass.
It's safe to assume that our brain would have atrophied if portions were useless......right? Vestigial organ?edit on 6-2-2014 by sheepslayer247 because: (no reason given)
And the other half have no brain. Teachers! Useful idiots to the Matrix, training the little slaves of the future, little children comitted by you to have their soul, their very life force sucked from the very marrow. Damn you. Damn you all!edit on 6-2-2014 by HUMBLEONE because: (no reason given)
Also, I am of the camp that the brain is hardware, and that there is software running on that hardware. Much along the line of thinking that a personality could conceivably be "uploaded" to an AI capable machine recipient.
So, there's my $.02.
"It turns out though, that we use virtually every part of the brain, and that [most of] the brain is active almost all the time," Gordon adds. "Let's put it this way: the brain represents three percent of the body's weight and uses 20 percent of the body's energy."
Epileptic seizures are the result of excessive and abnormal cortical nerve cell activity in the brain.
The brain is using only the part it need, otherwise, if is activates nerve cells it ain't supposed to activate, it'll fry - like a computer.]