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That lump of grey matter inside your skull!

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Geoff-Allen, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Greetings everyone

    Hope you are coping with this virus thingy as well as possible.

    Here's a page of facts about the human brain -

    The film Limitless with Bradley Cooper is just the latest version of the myth that we only use 10 percent of our brain. “This misconception came about because the brain is so adaptable that sometimes minor damage causes only subtle problems,” explains Brett Wingeier, PhD, engineer, neuroscientist, and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience. “The fact is, most of your brain is constantly working—to sense, process, think, move, and even dream.” Even when you head to sleep at night, your brain is still hard at work. Here are some more things you never knew about your brain.

    30 Amazing Facts About Your Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

    Enjoy your day!
     
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  2. QuestioningMind

    QuestioningMind Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that the original quote was something akin to: Thus far we've only figured out the functions of about 10% of the brain's various regions. But of course it was misconstrued to mean that we only use about 10% of our brain.
     
  3. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I've been to see the Wizard

    look out for that poppy field

    it'll kill ya
     
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    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    You mean "inside ITS skull", right?

    Ciao

    - viole
     
  5. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    About 10% of the mass of the brain is in the neurons. The rest is in the glial cells, which are more a 'support system' for the neurons (as far as we know). I suspect this is the origin of that 10% usage figure.
     
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