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Do we really use only 10 percent of our brains ?

  title={Do we really use only 10 percent of our brains ?},
  author={Benjamin Radford},
That tired Ten-Percent claim pops up all the time. Last year, national magazine ads for U.S. Satellite Broadcasting showed a drawing of a brain. Under it was the caption, "You only use 11 percent of its potential." Well, they're a little closer than the ten-percent figure, but still off by about 89 percent. In July 1998, ABC television ran promotional spots for "The Secret Lives of Men," one of their offerings for the fall season's lineup. The spot featured a full-screen blurb that read, "Men… Expand
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The Last Word ( column )
  • New Scientist 19 / 26 December 19982 January 1999
  • 1999
Whence cometh the myth that we only use ten percent of our brains ?
  • Mind - myths : Exploring Everyday Mysteries of the Mind and Brain
  • 1999