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Do Humans Really Only Use 10% of their Brain Capacity?

Do Humans Really Only Use 10% of their Brain Capacity?

There’s a common misconception that as humans we currently use just 10% of our brain’s capacity, with over 65% of Americans believing that this is true. So how did this myth originate and does it have any truth to it? Did the myth come from the self-help industry? Sam Wang, a neuroscientist at Princeton believes that that it may have ...

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Beware the Word “Neuroplasticity”

Beware the Word “Neuroplasticity

In the context of neuroscience, the term “neuroplasticity” gets thrown around a lot. But what does it actually mean? In the literal sense, neuroplasticity refers to the physical changes, or neural rewiring, that takes place within your brain. But the thing is, our brains are constantly undergoing numerous physical changes, all the time. So you could really say that neuroplasticity ...

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