How much do we use of our brain?
Furthermore what appears to us as a grey substance is after looking closer to it a network of over 100 billion cells and some say that a human takes advantage of 6%, 10% or 15% of the brains possible capability or capacity. If the brain uses only 10 percent, why does nature gifted us with 90 percent more of that? Could we just remove it without damaging the physical abilities of the human body? The answer is no, because we need all of our brain. Thus all this is nothing more than a myth because the brain works as a whole although some areas can be stimulated which results in a measureable increase of activity. In fact the brain is active almost all the time. We are aware of some actions our brain does and of other actions we are not aware of.
Researchers found that only 10 percent of the brain are neuro cells, the rest are so called glial cells, which support the neurons and whose function is largely unknown. Anyhow it is possible to remove something from the brain without damaging the body’s abilities. This behavior can be ascribed by the term neuroplasticity.