Myths are a plague upon Science!
Great for Hollywood, especially disaster movies, but a plague for Science!
One of the my pet hates is the myth : “We only use 10% of our brains!”
We don’t use 10% of our brains in total. We use all of it. If you only used 10% you would most likely drop dead, or brain dead, on the spot.
Logically, why would we even evolve something we don’t even use?!?!?!
Not only this but we now know what a lot of the different parts of the brain do! So it’s definitely a load of bull.
Instead there will be areas of our brain we won’t use all of the time. Example, I won’t be using the talking part of my brain when I’m not talking. Or the area dedicated to moving my leg when I’m not moving it. But we will still use them at some point.
Cumulatively by ‘not doing anything’ we might only be using a smaller portion of our brain. But considering that all of our senses take up a huge portion of the brain, I doubt it would be as low as 10%…