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Do most people only use about 10% of their brains?



This question is part of Psychological Literacy Quiz
Asked by Psychliteracy, Last updated: Jan 28, 2020

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mrschewy

Mrschewy

Answered Jan 12, 2018

I believe the answer is false that we use more than 10%

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered May 22, 2017

It is true that our brain do an excellent job, but our mental capabilities are been cut since child hood. it is like having a Ferrari car but you do not know drive.
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 18, 2016

False

Who wouldnt want to believe that we all have 90% of untapped brain potential in us all? Unfortunately, this is not the case. Research indicates that pretty much all of our brain is used for a variety of functions. This includes memory, visual and auditory processing, emotion, and higher cognitive functioning such as complex problem solving. Otherwise we could all afford to ride our bike without helmets and suffer head trauma without losing any brain functionality. So dont believe you have significant brain machinery that is not being used. Certainly we can improve our brain function, but this is usually through hard work and studying to get ahead in life. Reference: Lilienfeld,S., Lynn,S.J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B.L. (2010). 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions About Human Behaviour. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell####
 

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