• Question: How much of your brain can you use? 100% or less?

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      Asked by muskan12 to Daniela ?, ☣ Danna, Jonny ?, Juan, Lindsay on 10 Jun 2016. This question was also asked by Lorenzo.
      • Photo: Lindsay Robinson

        Lindsay Robinson answered on 10 Jun 2016:


        Humans use 100% of their brains all of the time. For a while there was a myth that we only use 10% of our brains but it’s been shown to be wrong.

        When brain specialists (they’re called neuroscientists) have run scans on people’s brains, there is activity in all areas and it doesn’t matter what the patient is doing at the time. All the areas of the brain work together to carry out the most basic functions. It explains why if someone has even a small amount of brain damage, there will be some tasks that they can’t do as well as they could before.

        It means that even if you’re sitting in class daydreaming, you’re probably using all of your brain!

      • Photo: Jonathan Hunter

        Jonathan Hunter answered on 10 Jun 2016:


        There is an excellent video on this https://youtu.be/YxIS3XxfFS0

        Also, 100% of your brain is in use, all the time, even when your asleep.

      • Photo: Juan Ortiz

        Juan Ortiz answered on 12 Jun 2016:


        Nothing to add here!! Jonathan and Lindsay covered everything

      • Photo: Danna Gifford

        Danna Gifford answered on 13 Jun 2016:


        Looks like Lindsay and Jonny have this one… ( •_•)>⌐■-■
        … 100% covered (⌐■_■)

        (I’ll show myself out…)

      • Photo: Daniela Lobo

        Daniela Lobo answered on 16 Jun 2016:


        I used 100% of my brain to try to answer to this question, but I will follow Danna!

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