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  •  It's a myth.... (1+ / 0-)
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    that we only use a fraction of our brains.

    The whole brain is functioning all the time, with different areas concentrating on different tasks and apparently seamlessly.

    But it is true that the brain in adaptable and able to recover from serious trauma.

    Seeing Gabrielle Giffords in that documentary was inspiring.
    This is a person who had a bullet go through her brain!!!! To be able to function at all is simply incredible.

    "Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom. " - Death (Terry Pratchett character)

    by Thorby Baslim on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 10:46:23 PM PST

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