Thursday, December 7, 2006

The Myth of Brain Function

Each human with a physically undamaged brain has a large inherent capacity for this rational kind of behaviour, very large as compared to the best functioning of presently observable adult humans.


There seems to be an assumption that people are not functioning to their full "potential", an idea which was devastatingly and amusingly sent up by Dylan Moran ("Your full potential is being able to eat less cheesy snacks."). The idea that the brain is underused is an old urban myth, which brain scans disprove

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