The brain is amazing and complex. But a lack of understandings has lead to a grateful idea of myththrough out the years.
Like "bigger is better," Well, this may be true for some other organs. You only need to look atsperm whale's brain which is nearly 6 times larger than that of humans, to see this myth fall apart.Yes, there are certainly intelligent animals, but their cognitive skills pale in comparison to our own.
Had fun night owl? Don't worry. Alcohol doesn't actually kill your brain cells. Although, it doescause damaging creates problems of conveying messages between neurons. The damage ismostly reversible. Similarly, drugs don't actually create holes in your brain.
Though, some can permanently change your brain's functionality and structure, the only thingcan not a hole in your brain is physical trauma. Good thing is you have 100 billion brain cells, ornot. Surprisingly, it wasn't it until 2009 that scientists discovered the true number to be closer to86 billion. Sure, it may seem like a small difference.
But those 14 billion neurons are equal to the size of entire baboon brain, To further put thosenumber in perceptive consider that 1 million seconds is 12 days, while 1 billion seconds is 31 years.So, that 14 billion neuron difference may not be so small after all.
Regardless we can't use them all, right? Most movies and science books have us believe humanscan only use around 10% percent of our brain which is absolutely nonsense. Thanks to modernbrain scanning technology, we know that we use the whole thing all the time. Now, necessarily allat once, when you working, for instance, the part the brain associated with movement are moreactive than other areas.
However, there is no part of the brain that simply doesn't do anything. It presents 3% of thebody's weigh, and it just 20% of its energy, that's a busy brain. But we generally use one sidemore than the other, right? Nope. But you have been convinced that if you more logical oranalytical, you more left brained; and if you are more creative and intuitive, you're more brained.It’s simply not true.
不过 其他部位并不是完全闲着。大脑占人体重量的3% 却要消耗20%的能量 它真的很忙，我们更擅长用左脑或是右脑吗？也不是，大多数人会觉得 如果更理智或更聪明，自己就是左脑型；如果创造力和直觉好 就是右脑型。其实都不对。
While different sides of our brain are indeed used for special functions. For example, language usesthe left hemisphere while the right hemisphere helps us read an emotion. Study on thousandsindividuals have found, no evidence of left or right dominance in individuals. In other words, youuse both sides equally. And you don't actually have 5 senses like you are always told.
不过，我们左右脑确实各施其职。比如 说话主要靠左脑，而右脑却帮我们读懂别人的感情。对数千人研究后表明 个体左脑和右脑之间，完全没有主脑和副脑的区别。也就是说 你的两侧大脑完全平等。你也并不只有通常认为的五种感官。
In fact, you have a lot more. Like nociception, which is the sense of pain, and proprioception, thesense of how our body are positioned. Not to mention the sense of balance, temperature andpassing of time. Scientists at GE Global Research Centers are collaborating with top researchers andinstitutions to uncover new insides of the brain functionality.
实际上，要多得多。比如感觉疼痛的“伤感感受”，以及用于调节体位的“本体感受”。其他还有感觉平衡 温度和时间流逝的感受等。GE全球研究中心的科学家们 正与全球顶尖的研究者和研究中心合作，探究大脑功能的位置奥秘。
If you are interested in debunking more myth, or understanding more about the brain. You canfollow their progress at the GE reports, as they work together to crack the brain's greatestmysteries.