• Question: What percent of the brain does an average human being use daily?

    Asked by anon-361762 on 31 Mar 2023.
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      Emily McDougal answered on 31 Mar 2023:

      We use almost every part our brain – it is a myth that we only use a small portion of it! Different parts of the brain have different functions, but they work together to help you do everything you need to do. Some parts of the brain might only be activated for certain activities, but others are active all the time. For example, the brainstem regulates your automatic bodily functions like breathing, sleep/wake cycles, and swallowing.