Really? Only 10% of your brain?

It is unfortunate that people still claim that we only use 10% of our brain.  However, it is likely that the claim will persist as the 2014 movie LUCY has Morgan Freeman reinforcing the claim.  While it may be true that some people only reach a small fraction of their potential, it only confuses the understanding of the brain to claim we only use 10%.  This entertaining video (4min) does a nice job of challenging the claim.

Do I Only Use 10% of My Brain?

The Divided Brain 2.0

Misinformation regarding the brain is in no short supply.  The most common misinformation is likely regarding the hemispheres of the brain.  This stems from the popularity of the topic in the 70’s and 80’s driven by the first split brain operations.  In this RSA animation, Iain McGilchrist revisits the divided brain with newer insight debunking the most commonly heard myths.  However, what he brings to the table is a new understanding that may prove more interesting than what is most frequently presented.

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain

A Pep Talk from Kid President

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This  video was shown at the closing of the 2014 Allambi Ignite Conference held in New South Wales, Australia.  It was a nice element to include in the closing of an excellent conference.  You just can’t have too much Kid President!    

For the Heroes

Superhero kid

This video was shared by Simon Walsh at the opening of the 2014 Ignite Conference in New South Wales.  It was the beginning of an excellent conference.  Indeed, it will be sad when Kid President grows up.