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Prince Rai
03-22-2006, 03:41 AM
its been said that humans just use about 10% of their brains.

the confusion comes when one ponders about the other 90%.

it seems likely that..

10% percent is used for thiking and the other 90% is subconscious information.



what does this say to you?
is this surprising or very obvious?

WU-KILLAH
03-22-2006, 04:44 AM
i hope someone here have some knowledge on the matter, cause that's very interesting. I heard a story about a russian scientist during the cold war who said once he discovered something about brain ability that could change the whole humanity. Then nobody heard about him, like the KGB would have taken him... it's most probably just a legend.

Claustrofobic
03-22-2006, 04:44 AM
I think it was 5% of the brain that is actually apllied when thinking....not sure tho', eather way it's a really small share from the whole thing

Prince Rai
03-22-2006, 04:50 AM
can u imagine, considering the effect of mere 5/10% percent usage, what we would be capable of doing if we could grasp the use of the rest of the brain?

humans already have the capability to use the mind to comprehend consciousness and what we perceive as unconscious states..ie dreams.

with more knowlegde used by the brain, our mind will be fuelled much more by physicalities which may allow us to do things unimaginable as of yet.

Claustrofobic
03-22-2006, 05:17 AM
haha thats what I thought man, imagine being able to apply 100% of your brains, we would be leading life's impossible to visualize or imagine in our state of minds right now, everyone bein' mad intelligent, having knowledge of self, jeez, a perfect world I predict

WU-KILLAH
03-22-2006, 07:11 AM
Yes but maybe the 90% left are just useless ...;(

100pr00f
03-22-2006, 09:13 AM
u use all of ur brain

but not at the same time

LHX
03-22-2006, 09:19 AM
100% is being used 100% of the time

if it is not being used by you
its being used by somebody/something else



things in this universe dont go unused

Claustrofobic
03-22-2006, 09:20 AM
Explain this, how is this done?

100pr00f
03-22-2006, 09:24 AM
it cant be explaind
were not ur brain
im my brain
thier are retards that have a better perseption on how they use thier brain as in

they cant talk they cant understand but they can play the shit out of a piano

tajeco
03-22-2006, 12:11 PM
Paul McCartney said he believes LSD opens doors to more parts of the brain. So does greenery and magic shroomers

LHX
03-22-2006, 12:17 PM
Paul McCartney said he believes LSD opens doors to more parts of the brain. So does greenery and magic shroomers

the problem for some is they dont know what to do once those doors open



being on the brink of death also opens doors

stak84
03-22-2006, 12:27 PM
I think that people under the influence of drugs
think that their minds are open but thats just
their minds playin tricks on them. proof is right
you do use 100% of your brain just not all at the
same time, it has been argued by scientists that
the evolution of humans depends on our ability to
use 100% of your brain all the time

diesel
03-22-2006, 12:35 PM
CAN u overdoese from smokin marijuanna ..cuz i smoke alot im jus wonder ing if somethin bad cud happen

Aqua Luna
03-22-2006, 12:40 PM
I think you can stay in the weed high too long and forget about reality and get seriously suprised when life slaps you upside the head.

moderation is key...

7EL7
03-22-2006, 12:51 PM
what percentage of the brain is actually used?



NONE if you eat pork


ahhhhh haaaaaa

galt john galt
03-22-2006, 01:44 PM
ten percent brain from five percent dna out put

Frontal Lobotomy
03-22-2006, 01:58 PM
I thought it was something like, men use 6% of their brain, while women use 10%. which I imagine is pretty much the cerebral cortex, the part that supposedly seperates us from the 'animals'
I'm not sure how accurate that figure is, but as for the remaining 90%. There are countless possibilities for it. My guess is a lot of it is just a huge form of hard drive, probably around 30-40%. Where other parts of the brain may come into use as we continue to evolve. There has to be some use for it, otherwise it wouldn't be there, after all.

Prince Rai
03-22-2006, 02:15 PM
interesting responses.

the thing is that, we do not know how to use the brain in the most efficinet way.

various states of physicalities may help us either use more of or les of our brains.

when we talk of drugs, there may be a situiation happening in the brain which uses other spots which are not normally used in simple thinking.


the key is to try and see what methods one can adopt to use the brain efficiently.

it would be a mere generalisation if we assume everybody just uses 10% or less or more..

people may use 100% or just 0.01%, it all depends on something...

what is that something?

abasi
03-22-2006, 02:27 PM
i dont know if anyone saw that movie phenomenon where john travolta
uses 100% of his brain
at the end he dies from a anurysum

LHX
03-22-2006, 02:31 PM
when you irrigate land

you dig passages for water to flow to
and spread the water around

this allows otherwise un-nourished land to become nourished


when you introduce chemicals to the body
they have a way of blocking the channels of the body

-- think of it as reverse-irrigation


so here you have a brain that is getting all the nutrient it needs

then you add substances to the body
-- i believe there is a thread going on right now about fluoride --
and these channels become blocked

100% of the brain
then you put fluoride in the water and it knocks it down a bit

chemicals in the food block it a bit more

toxicity in the air make things even more congested



i could go on

maybe later

7EL7
03-22-2006, 05:39 PM
100% of your brain 10% of your mind keep it moving you dumb little kids

lol

galt john galt
03-22-2006, 05:44 PM
100% of your brain 10% of your mind keep it moving you dumb little kids

lol
is that moving motion called perpetual ? so what's potential when at rest and kinetic must be when awake like manual automatic and hybrid

7EL7
03-22-2006, 05:54 PM
sounds fancy

makes no sense

SubtleEnergies
03-22-2006, 11:09 PM
I think the 10% thing is really badly phrased.

I think it would be better said :
"We only know what you use 10% of the brain for"

Of course the whole brain serves a purpose.

Soul Controller
03-23-2006, 07:52 AM
100 proof cracks me up so much

especially when he thinks he i stateing real shit
when its all in his 100% used mind

lol

tostones
03-23-2006, 06:06 PM
The 10% brain thing is a myth.

You will die if you are missing 90%, and even damaging small portions (such as in a accident or stroke) can have horrible effects.

Look for real proof about the "only using 10%" thing, and you will not find any.

peace

My First Timbs
03-23-2006, 06:26 PM
100% of the brain is used 100% of the time

bizzlez
02-27-2007, 09:53 PM
I watched Doom The Movie. And a blonde scientist said scientists say the 10% of the brain we don't use is our soul. I know its a science fiction/action movie, but is it true, we don't use 10% of it? After all, something has to be fact in the entire crappy movie.

Os3y3ris
02-27-2007, 10:08 PM
Untrue. No one gets shot in the head and goes "Hey, thats that part I didn't need"

froth
02-27-2007, 10:15 PM
someone make it where bizzles cant make threads

LHX
02-27-2007, 10:26 PM
1/2 of what he said is 75% accurate 45% of the time

bizzlez
02-27-2007, 10:30 PM
someone make it where bizzles cant make threads

I thought I heard that somewhere else before from a teacher my sophomore year, and then I heard it again, so I asked here.

froth
02-27-2007, 10:31 PM
someone make it where bizzles cant make threads
...

Os3y3ris
02-27-2007, 10:31 PM
The general myth is that we only use 10% That is also untrue.

bizzlez
02-27-2007, 10:33 PM
oh, all I remember from the teacher was 10%, and then he said something about using the brain

froth
02-27-2007, 10:37 PM
someone make it where bizzles cant make threads
...

bizzlez
02-27-2007, 10:54 PM
can a mod erase this thread? now that I know the answer

froth
02-27-2007, 10:55 PM
just make it where he cant make threads anymore

bizzlez
02-27-2007, 10:56 PM
just make it where he cant make threads anymore

if it makes you happy I won't make threads asking stuff everyone knows the answer too

maestro wooz
02-27-2007, 10:57 PM
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froth give me a topic to write an essay on, dealing with life, nature, or birth or other related topics.

froth
02-27-2007, 10:57 PM
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maestro wooz
02-27-2007, 11:00 PM
a good one froth

froth
02-27-2007, 11:03 PM
an essay on what happens to heat when the corpse goes down

Visionz
02-27-2007, 11:04 PM
I've read recently in Time that we use a 100% of our brain.

Untrue. No one gets shot in the head and goes "Hey, thats that part I didn't need"This would basically explain it to be true. However you have to wonder about the levels of functionality the human brain is capable of acheiving. After all just because I use every muscle in my body doesn't mean I could bench 300 lbs while others could do that with ease. So mentally speaking, just how much weight is the human mind capable of benchpressing?

maestro wooz
02-27-2007, 11:05 PM
emotional instability mixed with unlimited bang bros passes and weed induced depression, and a fetish for the disabled. I think this could work.

Visionz
02-27-2007, 11:32 PM
emotional instability mixed with unlimited bang bros passes and weed induced depression, and a fetish for the disabled. I think this could work.?, you depressed on weed?

maestro wooz
02-27-2007, 11:54 PM
haha, no i was replying to froth's post

Rich Girl
02-28-2007, 07:15 AM
Dunno whats with some of you, not good.

Sexy Jasper
02-28-2007, 09:00 AM
Fix the Corpse, Wooz.

crass
02-28-2007, 09:02 AM
the five percenters use 5%

HANZO
02-28-2007, 01:00 PM
different areas of the brain are used for different things.

My First Timbs
03-02-2007, 08:32 AM
we use 100% of our brain 100% of the time

WARPATH
03-02-2007, 12:04 PM
I think that saying means we only use 10% of our brains potential.

LHX
03-02-2007, 12:06 PM
who is using the other 90% of it then?

WARPATH
03-02-2007, 03:12 PM
who is using the other 90% of it then?

Brain Fat. It just sits there, anyone can add useless data.

LHX
03-02-2007, 03:46 PM
a place for everything and everything in its place


somebody/thing must be using that 90%

Sexy Jasper
03-02-2007, 04:10 PM
If I used 100% of my brain all the time I'd either be a multi millionaire or dead. Or both. If I used 1% less than I use now, I'd be technically retarded.

GAYLORD
03-04-2007, 11:21 AM
I think that saying means we only use 10% of our brains potential.

Thatīs what I also heard.


Maybe it was meant this way: Only 10% of our brain usage are concious decisions.

Or: we canīt use all all the time. Maybe when I type this shit here for example I listen to Kool G Rap, read and write, move my hands, etc. but I dont learn new moves for example. Plus the brain filters the input so I can concentrate on writing rather than listening to the noise of the cars for example.

Frontal Lobotomy
03-04-2007, 04:10 PM
If I used 100% of my brain all the time I'd either be a multi millionaire or dead. Or both. If I used 1% less than I use now, I'd be technically retarded.

:lmao:

LORD NOSE
06-14-2011, 04:26 PM
up

IZA
06-15-2011, 09:54 AM
when you irrigate land

you dig passages for water to flow to
and spread the water around

this allows otherwise un-nourished land to become nourished


when you introduce chemicals to the body
they have a way of blocking the channels of the body

-- think of it as reverse-irrigation


so here you have a brain that is getting all the nutrient it needs

then you add substances to the body
-- i believe there is a thread going on right now about fluoride --
and these channels become blocked

100% of the brain
then you put fluoride in the water and it knocks it down a bit

chemicals in the food block it a bit more

toxicity in the air make things even more congested



i could go on

maybe later


SO what can we do th enhance this apart from healthy eating? Seeing as a lot of members might leave in urban areas so will be exposed to a lot of pollution. Could we also use vitamins/supplements?