Sec 09 Assignment:
I hope through this class that I can pinpoint and narrow down what kind of psychology I would like to study and pursue as a career. Something from class I have really enjoyed so far has been the optical illusions. I find it fascinating how we see things and how our brain interprets them.
Even though there are numerous reliable psychological resources existing today, there is still a common false impression that most, if not all people, use only 10 percent of their brain. The so-called "10-percent myth" became popular and gripped peoples attention in the late 1800s near the same time as phrenology emerged. However, the "10-percent myth" quickly became falsified after stimulation studies involving neuroimaging and brain stimulation were established and took place.
As a result, when I Google-imaged what a picture of what it would look like to "utilize only 10% brain," this image came up, http://www.whatpoll.com/Posts/myths%20about%20the%20brain%205003.jpg , which I found quite fitting. Then, when I typed into Google-images "brain stimulation," this image http://medicmagic.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/brain1.jpg , came up. This photo of the brain highlighted all parts of the human brain, which in fact, are all active parts and play a critical role in total human functioning affecting all human behavior.
Thus, we learned from lecture and our textbook reading, that as humans, we gain new understandings (such as humans DO use more than just 10% of their brains) by overcoming traditions as well as what everyone thinks to be true by when evaluating science versus traditional ideas and methods.
In conclusion, due to the fact that scientific knowledge is tentative and open to revision, and must be supported by facts, there are numerous technologies today, such as MRI, PET, CT, EEG imaging scans that highlight brain activity and how crucial the ENTIRE brain is to humans everyday functioning.