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The widely popular belief that we use only 10% of the brain power is
considered a myth by most neuroscientist. Infact, recent research shows that, if after a stroke or paralysis, a person looses one of his/her senses for eg. speech, then the part of the brain that was initially used for speech processing is used by 'other senses' and put to work.

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