How can you engage 100% of your brain?The myth that you "use only 10% of your brain" traces back well over a century. Before the advent of neuroimaging, doctors and scientists often assumed that large, uncharted regions of the human brain were simply inactive.
SCIENCE SAYS:Each day, most humans use nearly 100% of the brain. Today's brain imaging technology reveals the profound impact of regions previously labelled "silent areas," like the expansive frontal lobe, now evidenced as a trainable (and retrainable) powerhouse for higher-order functions, including reasoning, decision making and novel thinking.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Try new hobbies and learn about new ideas – to build and strengthen neural pathways.
- Step away from drama and give your full attention to the things that are most important.
- Play – engage in puzzles, games, art and other creative pastimes, sometimes with a friend.
- Strategize new ways to exercise your working memory, like creating pneumonic devices or visual cues to remind you of important details.