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How much of our brain do we really use?


Zjacic, Nicolina (2023). How much of our brain do we really use? : Facts and Reasons.

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Summary:

The saying that humans use only 10% of their brains has been around for decades.
The origin of the saying stems from the early 1900s, with many references in pop culture since then.
Current research shows we use multiple brain regions simultaneously to process stimuli.
All regions of the brain are active to a certain degree over the course of a day.
Using only 10% of our brain at any time is now considered a common “neuromyth”.

Abstract

Summary:

The saying that humans use only 10% of their brains has been around for decades.
The origin of the saying stems from the early 1900s, with many references in pop culture since then.
Current research shows we use multiple brain regions simultaneously to process stimuli.
All regions of the brain are active to a certain degree over the course of a day.
Using only 10% of our brain at any time is now considered a common “neuromyth”.

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Item Type:Scientific Publication in Electronic Form
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Genetics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:10% of our brain, brain, facts and reasons
Language:English
Date:15 February 2023
Deposited On:22 Feb 2023 14:31
Last Modified:20 Sep 2023 17:58
Publisher:Facts and Reasons
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://www.factsandreasons.com/en/how-much-of-our-brain-do-we-really-use%ef%bf%bc/
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  • Language: English
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