Have you ever thought about, what would happen if the human beings use more than 10% of the brain?
As we all know the 10 percent of the brain myth is the widely perpetuated urban legend that most or all humans only make use of 10 percent (or some other small percentage) of their brains. It has been misattributed to many people, including Albert Einstein.
By extrapolation, it is suggested that a person may harness this unused potential and increase intelligence.
Maybe you have seen the science fiction movie Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson. It’s based on the immortal myth that we use only 10 percent of our brains. Johansson’s character is implanted with drugs that allow her to access 100 percent of her brain capacity.
Let’s for a moment, we expand this myth and think about it.
What our life would be like if we could access let’s say twenty percent of our brain’s capacity.
This first stage would give us access to and control over our own body.Of course, this has not been proved, it is just a hypothesis.
Let’s take a look at what Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman) talks about using more than 10% of the brain.
A Scene from “Lucy” by Luc Besson.And let’s think about the possibilities:
“Everybody took Darwin,for a fool when he put forth his Theory of Evolution. It’s up to us to push the rules and laws and go from evolution to revolution. One hundred billion neurons per human of which only fifteen percent are activated. There are more connections in the human body than there are stars in the galaxy. We possess a gigantic network of information to which we have almost no access”.
You must wonder what would happen with the next stage?
“Well, the next stage would probably be control of other people. But for that, we would need to access at least forty percent of our brain’s capacity. After control of ourselves and others would come control of matter. But now we’re entering into the realm of science fiction and we don’t know any more than the dog who watches the moon”.
In this movie, among other things, Lucy can move objects with her mind, choose not to feel pain, and memorize copious amounts of information.
Take a look at the following video to see “what would happen if we manage to use 100 percent of our brain”
Despite all of these interesting information, none of us knows the truth, for sure. That is why is called a myth. There are many different opinions regarding this issue.Many people disagree that we use only 10 percent of our brains.
Jordan Gaines Lewis (science writer and PhD candidate Penn State Colege of Medicine) says: In a way, the idea that we only use 10% of our brains is rather inspiring. It may motivate us to try harder or tap into some mysterious, intact reservoir of creativity and potential. There are even products that promise to unlock that other 90%.
As ludicrous as the claim is, however, 2/3 of the public and half of science teachers still believe the myth to be true. The notion is so widespread that when University College London neuroscientist Sophie Scott attended a first aid course, her instructor assured the class that head injuries weren’t dangerous because “90% of the brain [doesn’t] do anything.”