Brain Use/40 hertz

RonBlue rcb5 at MSN.COM
Tue Dec 29 21:59:27 EST 1998

Tony Smith's WEB site might be related to you interest.
Tony discusses Jack's calculations on the quantum mechanics
of how the brain works relative to Sarfatti's work.

Jack Sarfatti has calculated that only about 1% of the brain
neurons are used to have a single conscious thought
and consciousness naturally occurs at 40 hertz which supports
Singer and others idea on the importance of the 40 hertz

While Jack is saying that only 1% is being used for a single
thought, which 1% is important.   What I am trying to say is
that the brain uses 100% of its neurons all the time.  What is
not necessarily apparent is that non-firing neurons are a
source of information which means they are being used.

Ron Blue

-----Original Message-----
From: sgarriott at <sgarriott at>
To: neur-sci at <neur-sci at>
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 1998 4:42 PM
Subject: Brain Use

>I know that this may be a strange question, but I've always heard that old
>cliché that human beings on the average only use about ten percent of their
>brains. My kids and I were talking about that, them asking what the other
>ninety percent was for. But I guess my question is: What do "people" (namely,
>those who have some kind of background in neuroscience) mean when they say
>that we only use ten percent? Does that mean that there are actually places
>in everyone's brain that remain dormant, never, or hardly ever, used? Or does
>it mean that at any one time we have ten percent of our brain capacity
>functioning? It could also be some other perspective that I hadn't
>considered. It could also be just something that people say, but it's more
>mythic than anything else.
>Anyone's ideas on this or a source I could consult for this would be
>sjgarr at
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