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Five Minute Monday – What Percentage of Your Brain Do You Use?

It’s time for Ted Ed Monday Five Minute Monday, and this week’s video is a fascinating look at the myth that humans only use 10% of their brain. Where did this myth come from? And is it true?

Studies show that two-thirds of the population believes this to be true. Richard E. Cytowic looks at it, and finds some surprising results. I had no idea that cooking food before eating frees up energy for our brains to use, that other animals use in digestion of raw food.

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