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This is SUCH an uplifting post – I’m sharing it with you…

Life in the Boomer Lane

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Because the human brain is usually covered with a skull and scalp and hair and sometimes even a hat, we don’t know much about it. We know it looks like a cauliflower, but aside from that, it’s mostly conjecture.  For this reason, there have been many misconceptions about the brain. Popular Science has, just yesterday, exploded these myths. What follows are the myths, as well as the not-as-fun truth.

   1. We use only 10% of our brains  This seemed to make perfect sense, since, by using such a small part of the brain’s capacity, we would naturally arrive at the conclusion that our beliefs don’t have to be impacted by science or logic, that the way to keep us safe from violence is to buy more guns, and that politicians should be bought and sold like pro sports figures.

But, lo and behold, it seems that we actually…

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Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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