Understanding through Discussion

Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 78 (8960 total)
151 online now:
Minnemooseus (Adminnemooseus), PaulK, vimesey (3 members, 148 visitors)
Newest Member: Mikee
Upcoming Birthdays: AlexCaledin
Post Volume: Total: 869,795 Year: 1,543/23,288 Month: 1,543/1,851 Week: 183/484 Day: 1/105 Hour: 0/0

Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Author Topic:   Humans only use approximately 10% of their brain?
Junior Member (Idle past 4035 days)
Posts: 3
From: New Zealand
Joined: 10-10-2008

Message 1 of 2 (485710)
10-10-2008 8:27 PM

Hi all, Im new to these forums. I have a simple question that I need answered:

I have heard it from science magazines, newspapers and various people that the average human only use approximately 10% of their brain.

First of all,

How do scientists accurately determine this? Active parts of a human brain during consciousness? How many people did they trial this on? Whats the other 90% or so doing?

Second of all,

How could a human that has evolved be using less than 100% of its brain unless humans have de-evolved some how? Unless the 'random evolution' somehow 'evolved too far' and now humans have ended up with all this wasted brain space? I dont understand.

Thanks for reading, answers very appreciated!


Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Topic title changed from "Evolution with Intelligence?" to "Humans only use approximately 10% of their brain?"

Posts: 3912
Joined: 09-26-2002

Message 2 of 2 (485742)
10-11-2008 4:08 AM

Thread copied to the Humans only use approximately 10% of their brain? thread in the Human Origins and Evolution forum, this copy of the thread has been closed.

Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:

Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2020