This is your brain on more intelligence - Macleans.ca

This is your brain on more intelligence

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Science tells us that we use only 10% of our brains – less if we were in any way involved in The Love Guru. But science is less clear about the upside of endeavouring to use more of the brain. Here’s a primer:

15% Can solve newspaper word jumble without crying.

22% That Rubik’s Cube? Totally your bitch.

26% Once and for all you put that goddamn Stephen Hawking in his goddamn place.

30% Hallucinogenic drugs no longer required to comprehend plot of Lost.

35% Hallucinogenic drugs no longer required to comprehend career decisions of Nic Cage.

41% You’re playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. Which gets you disqualified by the organizers of the checkers tournament, but screw them.

44% Invited to join secret society of the world’s most intelligent people and Matthew McConaughey, who they let in because he has a boat.

53% On cold days, you can remain in the comfort of your own home and start your car… with your mind!

61% You begin to receive unsolicited sexual come-ons from nearby Intel processors.

77% Pretty good shot of winning Wheel of Fortune.

84% Able to impress friends at dinner by reciting pi to 1,000 digits and then making the busboy’s head explode.

93% All mysteries of universe revealed; inner peace achieved; spacetime transcended. And yet for all that you still don’t have X-ray vision, so really what’s the point?

100% No longer so easily fooled into thinking it’s butter.