There’s a myth that we only use 10% of our brains, but aresearcher has discovered that we actually use about 80%,mostly on tasks that take place outside of our consciousknowledge. However, this activity does not take place inyoung children, so most of our brains may be busysubconsciously reprocessing earlier thoughts andexperiences.
Brain expert Michael Weliky thinks this type of brainimmaturity might hold the key to the causes of dyslexia inchildren. He also found that when he placed ferrets in adark room, the older ferrets’ brains kept on processingvisual information at 80%, as if they could still see. Thisactivity was absent in the young ferrets.
He knows the brain must be doing something important?but what?
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Here’s something we should bethinkingabout?
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