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Neurology

Is it true that we only use 10 percent of our brains?

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Loraine Quigley
March 17, 2020 4:59PM

Nope! Humans use their whole brains for a wide variety of functions. It’s unclear where this myth started, but it’s been proven false by numerous brain scans showing that the brain is in near-constant complete use.

It is true, however, that only 10 percent of the cells in the brain are neurons; the other 90 percent are support cells called glial cells, but it’s not entirely clear what those are for. It’s also true that there are particular moments where you might only be using 10 percent of your brain, like if you’re sitting still and just daydreaming. But the idea that there’s 90 percent more intelligence tucked away in your grey matter somewhere, and if you could unlock it somehow you’d be the next Einstein—that’s a total myth.

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Mackenzie Saiz
March 22, 2020 2:32AM

No! definitely not. Us humans use all of our brains. It is not true.

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Ross Davis
6 days ago

Only sometimes but usually we use 90%. It is a myth that we just use 10% of our brain

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raptorpackaging
March 24, 2020 9:22AM

I don't think so. It's just a myth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_the_brain_myth

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Gary Altenburger
March 23, 2020 3:10PM

Liberals use less than 10 percent. Normal people use nearly all of their brain.

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Rohan yashi
March 23, 2020 6:09AM

No

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Jessy's Girl
March 24, 2020 7:11AM

If we were to use all 100% of brains at a time it would be like trying to press every key on a keyboard at same time. It is a system of complex neurons and processes that is way beyond any computer we have ever built. Its funny to me that the human brain thinks the most complex thing in universe is itself....