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  1. A person already uses his brain 100%. The evolutionary principle is that if something is not used , it dies. To keep such an energy-hungry organ in the skull and not use it to its full potential is too wasteful for the body.

  2. I don't think so. Just, improving the efficiency of the brain is to reduce these very percentages that participate in the work. For example, when a small child tries to write something, his brain uses more areas for this: he bends his body, sticks out his tongue. In the brain, a region of excitation is formed, which spreads to neighboring neurons. While learning to write, a person, in fact, gradually learns to turn off all unnecessary things, leaving only what he needs and is sufficient for a specific task (the need to carefully stick out his tongue disappears). That is, the child's brain uses more resources (more percentages) when writing, but this only hinders him. An epileptic seizure can also be such an example.

    The idea of the film is so inspiring, because it offers to get everything without doing anything. But, if you look at it, the human brain is already capable of a lot of things. An example of this is scientists, polyglots, athletes, and special forces soldiers. Simply, everything needs to be learned.

    On the other hand, the characteristics of a particular person's brain can be quite significant. The physical structure of the nervous system determines, for example, the presence or absence of musical hearing, allows you to understand or not understand the work of artists (“I look at a picture and there is a feeling that water is about to pour out of the canvas” – this phrase indicates a more complex visual perception and is directly related to the structure of the brain).

    And yet, in order for the brain to evolve in an evolutionary sense, natural selection is necessary. Absolute musical ear is, of course, good, but it is far from a fact that it gives an advantage in procreation and survival. And humans already have a lot of abilities that they don't really need to survive. Perhaps we will slowly, on a scale of thousands of years, lose what we have now. Just as the use of fire has made us almost unable to digest raw food.

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