‘So how much percentage of brain did Einstein took advantage of?’
This is a question we ask ourselves after being mesmerized by the catchy internet phrase; people use only 10% of their brain.
However, this is an error made by two Harvard psychologists William James and Boris Sidis while they were studying a very high IQ child named Willian Sidis(adulthood IQ between 250-300). They claimed that people only attained a fraction of their mental potential. This statement has been misinterpreted my times resulting in the myth.
In fact, it has been proved that humans use all parts of their brains for different tasks throughout their life.
The human brain is very perplexing. Along with some mundane acts-just some millions-, brain carries out manifestos and comes up with neat solutions to equations. It also analyzes human emotions, experiences as well as the repository of memory and self-awareness.
So basically, this mistake made by some psychologists is so wrong that it is even laughable. What is correct, however, is that at certain moments in anyone’s life, such as when we are simply at rest and thinking, we may be using only 10 percent of our brains.
Although it is ironic, people can use 100% of their brain when they don’t even understand half of this soft tissue.