How Much of Your Brain You Actually Use, Debunking the 10% Myth

In this Ted-Ed talk, neurologist Richard E. Cytowic explains why the ongoing myth that humans use only 10% of our brain capacity just isn’t true.

Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible — a feat that requires the entire brain.

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