What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic

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Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible -- a feat that requires the entire brain. Richard E. Cytowic debunks this neurological myth (and explains why we aren't so good at multitasking).

Lesson by Richard E. Cytowic, animation by TOGETHER.

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