“The entire effect of an individual on the world stems essentially from what he can transmit to the world through his limited motor channels. This in turn is based on information received from the outside world through limited sensory channels; on information, drives, and needs generated within him; and on his processing of that information. His processing is of two kinds: that which he is generally conscious of (recognizing patterns, remembering, visualizing, abstracting, deducing, inducing, etc.), and that involving the unconscious processing and mediating of received and self-generated information, and the unconscious mediating of conscious processing itself.”
This paragraph reminded me of the movie Limitless. For those who haven’t seen it, here is a general synopsis. It starts with an average guy who “runs into” this fellow. He learns through this certain fellow that everyone in the world can only access and use a very small percentage of our brains. Miraculously there is this mystery drug that can open up your mind and allow you to access 100% of it. Basically this guy became extremely smart and his senses went through the roof. He becomes extremely rich and powerful, but also extremely addicted to this drug.
The paragraph made me reminisce back to the movie because of the small amount that we, at each stage in our lives, truly use of our brain. As a baby very little is used, throughout childhood our minds are constantly at work asking questions and figuring things out; however, our knowledge base is still considered at a low level and therefore our brain isn’t truly fully functioning. Even now, at the age each of us is at, I believe we have yet to use our brains to their full potential. But then I looked into this and I was proved wrong. “Ultimately, it’s not that we use 10 percent of our brains, merely that we only understand about 10 percent of how it functions.” My final conclusion was that while we may use 100% of our brain, our mind will never have reached full capacity. Unless you could honestly tell me that you have learned everything there is to know and could possibly ever know. Our mind is constantly growing and changing and absorbing. Don’t ever stop and keep an open mind!