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Brain Dead? Why You Can’t Use That Excuse!

posted by Linda Mintle

Ever heard this conversation between two people at work?

” I am so brain dead, I can’t do another thing today.” “I know, right. We are way overworked. And I heard that we only use 90% of our brains! I think mine is maxed out! ” 

How many times have you heard someone say that we only use a fraction of our brain?

How many of you believe this to be true?

Ok now put down your hand –if you said, YES!

You believe a popular myth perpetuated by many sources, e.g.,a 20th century, misquoted psychologist, who suggested that humans don’t take advantage of their full mental resources; William James who said we use only a fraction of our brains, etc.  Through the years, pop culture has concluded that we only use a fraction of our brains.

The truth is that we use all of our brains, 100% of the time. Imaging (MRI) confirms that all areas of the brain are wired and active.

Dr. Paul Aravich, Professor of Pathology and Anatomy at Easter Virginia Medical School, tells us that the brain is in constant use, even when we sleep. In fact, the brain is more active in REM sleep that when we are awake.

The  “brain dead” excuse doesn’t cut it! Even when we do nothing, the brain continues to work.

No the next time you tell someone to, Use It Or Lose It, think again …wait you already are, you can’t lose it even when you don’t use it, because you are already using it!

 



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