Friday, July 21, 2023

10% of our brain

 Lucy was one of my favorite movies. But telepathy would not be possible if we could utilize more than 10% of our brains. We wouldn't be able to move things with our minds; instead, we could grow and use the resources we are given more effectively. Identify and solve ongoing issues in our world or continue researching to increase our knowledge about multiple phenomena. Utilizing more of our brains allows us to grow as a society. We can unlock or help advance technology, medicine, and more. But too much of something, even if it's good, unfortunately, can have its consequences. Utilizing more than 10% can also increase crime, and crime may advance further wholly. Our brains are remarkable organs, allowing us to do much more than "live," but it is the reason why we grow as a society. It is the most complex thing in this universe~ Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. "the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior…… the brain is the source of all the qualities that define our humanity. The brain is the crown jewel of the human body. (NIH.2023) But as the lectures show, this is merely a myth; our brain utilizes every area. For everything we do, our brain has a specialized area, for example, auditory processing. Our brain works actively to coordinate our thoughts, emotions, etc. Even during sleep, our brains are active. So no, we don't use just 10% of brains, but in truth, if we did, we would advance as a society; we wouldn't be able to control objects. 

But this lecture was very interesting; after viewing the first case, it shows how gullible we all can be. But it's not just gullibility; I honestly think we are all just looking for peace and are taken advantage of by other people.  


  1. Nazam, I completely agree with your post. This myth had unfortunately made a huge impression on me for years after watching the movie Lucy. It was not until I did my own research to find a case study conducted by Harvard University where they used imaging of the brain for multiple volunteers. They concluded that roughly 90-95% of brain usage is used by your ordinary human.

  2. Hi Nazma! I think you are correct. If we used more than 10% of our brains, society would advance but would it advance too much? I feel like a lot of other issues would arise. There may be a point where it is too much and too powerful for our society to function as you have mentioned. Too much of anything could be bad. But it is interesting to wonder what would advance in technology and medicine. There is definitely a possibility that it could be more positive than negative. As you said though, I do think it could be taken advantage of.