Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Tommy Goettler
Period 2
There is a myth that humans only use 10% of their brain. The myth comes from Albert Einstein when he was trying to explain cosmic towering intellect. The modern day scientists and doctors believe this myth is false just like Dr. Barry Gordon. The myth keeps coming back because the media is still interested in the myth. “Soon, everyone believes the statement regardless of the evidence,” Dr. Eric H. Chudler. It seems like the myth will always stick around.
The myth stays alive due the theory that people are smarter than other people. If everyone used 100% of his or her brain than everyone one would be smart. Some people may be super geniuses and use more than 10% of his or her brain.
I think this myth is false. I don't believe that we only use 10% of our brain in a day. Just think about a simple task like pouring a glass of pop. First get the glass out, put in ice, get the pop out, unscrew the bottle, make sure you don't shake it, pour the pop in, wait a little for the fizz to go down, pour more, and don't over pour because it will spill. That seems like someone would use way more than 10% of his or her brain to pour a glass of pop. Also you to have to breathe, walk, run, play sports, etc. Also everything I found on the web agrees with what I think. Though an alluring idea, the "10 percent myth" is so wrong it is almost laughable, says neurologist Barry Gordon at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=people-only-use-10-percent-of-brain. Some of the doctors laugh at the myth and how outrageous it is. What do you think? There is a poll to the right of your screen, please vote on what you think. http://10brain.blogspot.com/
~ Dr. Barry Gordon
~ http://www.scientificamerican.com/
~ http://10brain.blogspot.com/
~ Dr. Eric H. Chudler

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