• Question: if we used every single part of our brain would we be able to move stuff with our hands

    Asked by cosmo to Hannah, Ian, Jono, Mark on 26 Jun 2013. This question was also asked by jacobj.
    • Photo: Hannah Brotherton

      Hannah Brotherton answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Hi cosmo,
      we can move things with our hands 😛 do you mean our brain?

      We only use 40% of our brain, so i think if we used 100% we must be able to do something extraordinary. So how could we move things without touching them. I think our brains would be able to send out brain waves that could move the air particles or release soundwaves (because the brain creates its own sound). If it did this then we could definitely move things with our mind…..

      My superpower would be this…telekinesis….because you could do everything, fly (because your moving yourself), be invisible (well just move something to be in front of you lol ) and never have to turn the TV on again with a remote 😛

    • Photo: Ian Wilson

      Ian Wilson answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Hi cosmo,

      Technically, we do use every single part of our brain – we just don’t use it all at once. The idea of us only using 10% of our brain power is a myth. Scientists have studied brains over an entire day and realised that every single part is used.

      So I guess the question is, what could we do if we could use it all at once? Imagine, all of that brain power to use at once! I’d love to think we could probably move things with our hands, yeah! Although that might get messy – imagine the number of brain waves you’d need fire out to move something away from you. What if someone got in the way? You might make their head explode!!!


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      Jono Bone answered on 27 Jun 2013:

      Hey cosmo,

      did you mean without your hands? However,in reality we never use ALL our brain at once, if we did we probably wouldn’t be able to do anything even move stuff WITH our hands because our brain would kind of be overloaded.