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Do We Only Use 10 Percent of Our Brain

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Start thinking about this right now. Do we only use 10 percent of our brain? That’s 10 percent of every part of our brain to perform every function in our lives. This includes reading, and other complex activities, right through to the mundane, such as breathing and feeling pain. Surely something is amiss if the old saying that we only use 10 percent of our brains is true. But it’s not true at all. We use a lot more than that.

This is an extremely popular urban legend. It has been credited as a quote to many people over time, one such person being Albert Einstein. The belief is that the average person only uses 10 percent of their brain, or maybe even 20 percent. The idea behind it is that if we were able to harness the other 80% to 90% of the brains capacity it may increase our intelligence and achievements. Could you imagine how amazing life would be today if we were five to ten times more intelligent? It would be a spectacular world to live in, without a doubt. But it’s all a myth.

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