After watching the movie ‘Lucy’, which I thoroughly enjoyed even though I was a bit disappointed at the ending, I started thinking…yes that is rare. I also watch ‘Big Bang Theory’. Has there been a study which shows a difference in brain usage in people with greater and lesser intelligences? It becomes obvious, even in the real world, that Sheldon Cooper lacks common sense and the social graces, even with an idetic memory and apparently knowing everything about everything. My belief is that most of us know a little about most things, where it appears that geniuses know a great deal about a small portion of knowledge, but may know very little about everything else (less than the average person). On the other hand, people who we may call stupid, may know even less about anything but something about everything.
With these examples, are we all exhibiting the same mental capacity, and brain power? It’s just distributed differently between individuals? Do we all have the capacity to redistribute our brain power, and will we lose brain power from some areas as we increase brain power in other areas?
The general thought is that humans use 10% of our brain, though I’ve discovered many websites that state that this is a myth. I’ve also discovered that the myth websites can’t tell you what percentage we use, but state that we all seem to use all portions of our brains.
A final thought, why do people in politics appear to only use that potion of their brains that make them greedy? Does an excess of money have a direct correlation with the lack of common sense, or ability to understand all but the wealthiest of humans? Is money and greed to them, like baby talk to the rest of us?