Home | Community | Message Board


Marijuana Demystified
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflinePhluck
Carpal Tunnel
 User Gallery

Registered: 04/11/99
Posts: 11,393
Loc: Canada
Last seen: 1 month, 5 days
Brains.
    #1088805 - 11/26/02 10:33 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I've noticed people making reference to the "ten percent of our brain" myth quite often in here, so here's a link.

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tenper.html


--------------------
"I have no valid complaint against hustlers. No rational bitch. But the act of selling is repulsive to me. I harbor a secret urge to whack a salesman in the face, crack his teeth and put red bumps around his eyes." -Hunter S Thompson
http://phluck.is-after.us


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineChubbSubb
Zen Lunatic

Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 612
Loc: Here.
Last seen: 14 years, 1 month
Re: Brains. [Re: Phluck]
    #1088896 - 11/26/02 11:00 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Cool link. Everything we 'know,' or think we 'know,' could be myth. Nothing but experience is concrete. :grin: 


--------------------
Those who know do not speak.
Those who speak do not know.


Edited by ChubbSubb (11/26/02 11:01 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineGoBlue!
Tool Rules - DBK

Registered: 10/27/02
Posts: 576
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Last seen: 13 years, 10 months
Re: Brains. [Re: Phluck]
    #1089282 - 11/27/02 12:48 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

The way I heard it wasn't that we use only 10% of our brain, but rather 10% of our memory capacity. I think that would be a tough thing to verify (how could we possibly determine what the memory capacity of the brain is?) But I'll have to admit I'm amazed at how much shit is still in my head from the past. I can't dig it up at will, but if something triggers my memory (like hearing an old joke, or revisisting a place that I've been before), then I'll remember it...


--------------------
:smile:  Just stating my thoughts, not trying to offend  :smile:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSwami
Eggshell Walker

Registered: 01/19/00
Posts: 15,413
Loc: In the hen house
Re: Brains. [Re: GoBlue!]
    #1089358 - 11/27/02 01:26 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Do a search here guys. I refute this myth at least once every six months.


--------------------



The proof is in the pudding.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleXlea321
Stranger
Registered: 02/26/01
Posts: 9,134
Re: Brains. [Re: Swami]
    #1089370 - 11/27/02 01:36 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I refute this myth at least once every six months

You mean you state your opinion once every six months. That doesn't mean we should take you seriously.


--------------------
Don't worry, B. Caapi


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSwami
Eggshell Walker

Registered: 01/19/00
Posts: 15,413
Loc: In the hen house
Re: Brains. [Re: Xlea321]
    #1089385 - 11/27/02 01:47 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

If you know the nature of how this myth got started which I have explaned v-e-r-y carefully, step-by-step, then you would see that what I expressed is not in the nature of an opinion. The myth was based on a total misunderstanding of brain MRIs by a lay reporter.



--------------------



The proof is in the pudding.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePhluck
Carpal Tunnel
 User Gallery

Registered: 04/11/99
Posts: 11,393
Loc: Canada
Last seen: 1 month, 5 days
Re: Brains. [Re: Xlea321]
    #1089482 - 11/27/02 02:23 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

"You mean you state your opinion once every six months. That doesn't mean we should take you seriously. "

It's a fucking myth.


--------------------
"I have no valid complaint against hustlers. No rational bitch. But the act of selling is repulsive to me. I harbor a secret urge to whack a salesman in the face, crack his teeth and put red bumps around his eyes." -Hunter S Thompson
http://phluck.is-after.us


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Brains. [Re: Phluck]
    #1090563 - 11/27/02 10:59 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Great link!  Thanks for bring it up.

However in the interest of science and the new policy of the this forum I must as you to delineate the difference between a myth and a fucking myth.

Thanks, :smile:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineGoBlue!
Tool Rules - DBK

Registered: 10/27/02
Posts: 576
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Last seen: 13 years, 10 months
Re: Brains. [Re: Swami]
    #1090638 - 11/27/02 11:45 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Could you help me with the link? I don't argue with the point that more than 10% of the brain is used (that certainly makes sense), but what about the question of memory? Is that addressed as well? How much memory we have, how anyone knows how much we have, and how much is typically used?


--------------------
:smile:  Just stating my thoughts, not trying to offend  :smile:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSclorch
Clyster

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 07/13/99
Posts: 4,805
Loc: On the Brink of Madness
Re: Brains. [Re: GoBlue!]
    #1090706 - 11/27/02 12:16 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

GoBlue!-
Read up on Philosophy of Mind. I think understanding Parallel Distributed Processors would give you insight into these matters.


--------------------
Note: In desperate need of a cure...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePhluck
Carpal Tunnel
 User Gallery

Registered: 04/11/99
Posts: 11,393
Loc: Canada
Last seen: 1 month, 5 days
Re: Brains. [Re: GoBlue!]
    #1090762 - 11/27/02 12:37 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I'm pretty sure that we don't really know how memory works, and have no idea of the capacity.


--------------------
"I have no valid complaint against hustlers. No rational bitch. But the act of selling is repulsive to me. I harbor a secret urge to whack a salesman in the face, crack his teeth and put red bumps around his eyes." -Hunter S Thompson
http://phluck.is-after.us


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* 10% of brain usage myth
( 1 2 3 all )
Swami 4,602 57 10/09/01 10:51 AM
by Crobih
* Perpetuating the 10% of brain usage myth
( 1 2 all )
OrgoneConclusion 1,375 21 12/08/08 11:03 AM
by Icelander
* 10% of Brain Usage Myth
( 1 2 3 all )
OrgoneConclusion 3,749 44 09/20/07 11:57 PM
by MushroomTrip
* Partial brain injury vs. total brain injury
( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 all )
OrgoneConclusion 8,920 130 01/24/09 06:24 PM
by Mr. Mushrooms
* This Is Your Brain on God - Michael Persinger has a vision - the Almighty isn't dead, he's an energy Divinorum 1,320 3 09/23/09 10:48 PM
by explosiveoxygen
* Dream Memory Dead Shaman 882 4 12/08/01 09:37 PM
by PsYcH_crazy
* BRAINS!!!
( 1 2 all )
youbreakyoubuy 1,218 27 02/23/09 11:37 AM
by youbreakyoubuy
* Normal humans use 10 percent of their brain power?
( 1 2 all )
Jalruza 2,221 26 11/11/07 01:17 PM
by Noviseer

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, CosmicJoke, Jokeshopbeard, DividedQuantum
492 topic views. 1 members, 0 guests and 11 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Out-Grow.com - Mushroom Growing Kits & Supplies
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.023 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 19 queries.