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What If Humans Used 100% Of Their Brains? | Unveiled

what if humans used 100% of their brains

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you've probably heard this before that

humans can only access 10% of their

brain while the rest of our cognitive

capacity goes untapped it's a much

peddled myth with many different origins

but the general idea seems to stem from

a mistaken belief that 90% of the

cerebral organ consists of glial cells

which merely serve to link neurons

however as neurologists have gradually

gained a deeper understanding of the

brain's properties most of debunk this

idea as nothing more than a tall tale

regurgitated by popular media outings

like Lucy and limitless in reality over

the course of a day humans actually can

utilize 100 percent of their brain but

we rarely access all of its capacities

simultaneously the brain is a powerful

beast that consumes more energy than

anything else in the body therefore

efficiency is crucial to prevent

exhaustion or burnouts

in order to avoid wasting resources the

brain prioritizes certain regions that

tend to be accessed more regularly by

the user altogether it's an expensive

interconnected Network packed with

hundreds of possible connections

allowing for a wide range of behaviors

but as humans form routines the brain

starts prioritizing specific

neurological pathways to increase

productivity while other regions have

worked more sporadically while this

method preserves energy while performing

everyday tasks over reliance leads to

decreased flexibility and the formation

of habits good or bad habits can be

difficult and annoying to break but the

brain isn't ever adaptable to all that

with a bit of effort can effectively

learn a new trick or two however even if

the 10% myth is false the general idea

that humans aren't living up to their

full potential holds true

neuroplasticity is a popular buzzword

within brain research circles

it describes the brain's ability to

rewire itself and form new neural

connections allowing us to learn new

from an evolutionary standpoint this

helps the brain to compensate for any

region that might have lost

functionality due to an illness or

injury this process doesn't appear

automatically though and requires the

neurons to be repeatedly stimulated by

performing activities which in turn

enable new pathways to be strengthened

so stimulating a wider range of

connections by trying new things or

repeating established skills can improve

your neuroplasticity resulting in faster

learning and heightened flexibility

practice makes perfect

is more than just an old wives tale as

repeated performance correlates with a

higher neurological connectivity for

example a professional guitarist blends

new riffs quicker than an amateur due to

their brain dedicating far larger

sections to hand movements than an

average persons but if cycling through

the same patterns is what's most

practical what would even be the point

in employing 100% of the brain well

while there's no super drug capable of

unlocking someone's latent potential

using all of the brains regions should

lead to a vastly improved lifestyle the

brain is split into the left and right

hemispheres which exhibit asymmetrical

control over the body while writing a

right-handed student would use the left

side of their brain and vice versa

recent studies show that a person's

preferred hand has more to do with their

spine than any neurological developments

but body coordination can be enhanced by

carrying out exercises that require the

brain to switch between hemispheres and

said the brains divide accounts for far

more differences and simply movement the

right-sided hemisphere is linked with

creativity intuition and holistic

thought while the left side deals with

logic reasoning and scientific skill as

a statistician and an artist prioritize

their left and right hemispheres

respectively that side of their brain

could establish dominance but even a

mathematicians creative hemispheres will

never be completely out of commission

people just prefer to use a well-oiled

machine ovary less

alternative so they tend to stick to

what they know the brain functions in

waves and depending on the situation one

hemisphere will take charge and approach

a task with a distinct attitude if the

right side wins out the person will opt

for a more holistic viewpoints and focus

on the whole rather than the individual

parts alternatively a left-sided

analytical approach attempts to

comprehend the whole by closely

examining the separate ingredients or

smaller details the two hemispheres do

work in tandem but the quicker a brain

can shift between analytical and

holistic thinking the more complex

creative and probably effective they

think it would be in truth the last

thing anyone should want is for the

brain to literally fire 100% of its

neurons at the same time as over

stimulation would likely cause a seizure

if you're striving to truly unlock your

full cognitive potential and some

experts reckoned that brain sync is the

name of the game most situations involve

a logical and emotional elements but

humans tend to focus on one above the

other when both hemispheres stand on

equal footing a whole new world of

thinking becomes feasible one that

perceives an entire picture without

neglecting any specific components with

both halves complementing each other

humans should see an increase in

self-awareness and active behavior

allowing for habits to be broken and

alternative neural patterns to be forged

in short it should be easier to learn

stuff it is generally accepted that

creativity and innovation peak during

our youth primarily because children

like the fear or knowledge that a gold

might be illogical or impossible a child

still developing brain soaks up

information at an incredible rate but in

the late 19th century psychologist

William James theorized that by the age

of 30 a person's character is set like

plaster and will never soften again

sadly later research lowered the cutoff

point to 25 stressing the change becomes

harder once stubborn patterns are firmly

established however a well-balanced

brain and locked super learning allowing

for alien concepts to be picked up

a quick erase and problems to be

analyzed from a wider range of

perspectives my definition innovation

requires fresh connections to be formed

between neurons but that is only

probable when a human is tapping into

100% of their network another benefit of

an instinct brain is a reduction in

anxiety and fear in and of itself stress

is not inherently bad and acts as a

notification that danger is or could be

brewing but when a situation arises that

seems to offer no way outs stress gives

way to anxiety an emotion that can be

crippling however heightened awareness

due to brain sync would open up more

potential avenues that can be mined for

solutions which should reduce fear which

correlates negatively with our

understanding of the world around us

therefore a person efficiently using

100% of their brain should be calmer and

more relaxed with some exceptions most

humans have an underdeveloped right side

of their brain the one less likely to

change as people age and that's largely

because most jumps reward structure over

creativity but there are countless

exercises designed specifically to

reawaken the right hemisphere if you're

interested in painting or writing short

stories dedicate just a couple of

minutes every day to practice and

overtime creative thoughts and ideas

will start to flow more freely

eventually you should notice that your

thought processes are more flexible and

varied even in everyday situations as

you explore more and more of your

brain's potential so although there

aren't any special cheat codes or drugs

that instantly activate 100 percent of

your brain as birth of movies and the

hypothetical benefits would be far less

cartoonish than suggested by certain

films we needn't feel as though we're

wasting brain power that's irretrievably

locked away from us because a

well-balanced brain is very achievable

if you're prepared to routinely break

away from routine by regularly mixing up

and challenging yourself you blow the

dust out of even the creepiest of

cognitive corners and the rewards of a

well-balanced brain are definitely with

the efforts