If you have heard that humans only use 10% of their brains and believe that to be fact, I have some bad news for you.
The 10% myth has been around for years, perhaps as far back as the 1890s. It pops up in Hollywood movies and in cliche-ridden speeches, but it has no basis in scientific fact. Simple googling of the 10% myth will do you well enough to disprove this of your own volition, but one origin story has it spreading from research by Harvard psychologists William James and Boris Sidis. It’s also possible it was popularized by Lowell Thomas in a foreword to Dale Carnegie’s widely distributed “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.
But I digress.
Of course, some people have not heard that this is a myth and instead believe it to be fact. That is not the only subject matter of the following video.
Instead, what we have here is New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley talking about — well, I’m not sure what, exactly — with SNY’s Taylor Rooks about the myth.
It’s sort of hard to explain what is happening here without letting you just watch the video, but the premise is that both Beasley and Rooks appear believe the 10% myth to be true. That’s when it really gets cooking.