Brain Usage Myth


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  • That is not true. We are actually using all our brain all the time.
  • Let me explain.
  • Did you know we only use 10% of our brain?
  • But how ?
  • At the same time your cerebellum is responsible for the balance and coordination as you sit on that log.
  • So you see we are outdoors. Just by listening to me your cerebral cortex is engaged in reasoning.
  • Wow! had no idea how much of my brain was being used at once.
  • You see right now its raining and cold but your hypothalumus is hard at work in order to regulate temperature.
  • While holding that umbrella and walking your cerebellum is hard at work helping with your balance and coordination.
  • Fun Fact: Lack of oxygen in the brain for 5-10 minutes can cause brain damage.
  • The whole brain is active when dreaming. REM sleep involves the reticular activating system whose circuits run from the brain stem to the thalamus to the cortex.
  • While you are asleep your brain is still active and dreams can occur.
  • Fun Fact:When you are awake, the brain produces enough electricity to power a small lightbulb.
  • The temporal lobes are used when processing sound, like the sound you make when you munch on chips.
  • When eating , the parietal lobes are used to detect taste, texture, and smell of food.
  • Fun fact : "Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia" is the scientific term for brain freeze.
  • So you see. When you combine several of these activities all of your brain is being used, not just 10%.
  • Wow, my brain just learned so much. I think I used about 100% of my brain.
  • Fun Fact: REM sleep occurs for about 25% of the time you are sleeping. It provides energy for the brain and body.
  • Fun Fact: Human beings have as many brain cells in their stomachs as cats have in their brains.
  • Fun Fact: Half our brains can be removed by surgery with no apparent effect on personality or memory.
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