Hidden Talents and Brain Maps
© 2001 Stephen Holland --- firstname.lastname@example.org
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|9. Brain-Intensive Activities
|Einstein is often quoted as saying that "We
only use 5% of our brain." This
is wrong. Many activities use much more of the
brain. (Einstein knew almost nothing
the brain, because at the time no one
When I studied how different activities used different talents, I was amazed at what I found. Some activities normally considered "simple" in fact were very brain-intensive, using far more than 5% of the brain. Some of the highlights are...
Cooking a large meal, such as a Thanksgiving meal, uses nearly 100% of the brain. Almost every patch of the brain is firing away, like light bulbs flashing on and off all over the head. The following is a only a sample of all the talents used...
Probably one of the peaks of human brain activity is a teaching chef, such as a teacher in a high school cooking class, supervising and giving instructions to a group of beginning cafeteria students, in a large kitchen with lots of professional and dangerous equipment, getting ready for serving lunch to 600 finnicky teenagers. I can just imagine the smoke coming out of his ears because the brain is so busy -- Einstein would have been hopeless in this situation!. What happens when a vice-principal comes up and asks for his late attendance sheet at this time?
Approximate brain activity during Cooking...
Lesson to learn -- Cooking should be strongly emphasized for all children at all ages! Every primary school room should have kitchen facilities. For example, teach a child how to follow recipes to measure ingredients, and they will do better in math.
Hockey players are often cartooned as dumb hunks of muscle. In fact, I would put hockey very high on the use of the brain, though more right-brained. Cooking needs more talents, but hockey needs faster-acting talents. It is also mostly right-brain talents without much language needed.
Some of the important points include...
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