Woo hoo! A 5th Grader in Canada wants to know, "which part of the brian do you use the most"
Here's an answer:
Pretty much all of it! People specializing in jobs with particular behaviors have increased in number of neurons or activity in the corresponding brain area. Read More
Sometimes, when people have specialized jobs that require specific behaviors--such as athletes performing complex coordinated movements or taxi drivers remembering maps of big cities--the brain adjusts so that more neurons are firing in areas that control movement or memory. There are periods of time with increased activity in certain areas of the brain (like when we're listening to music), but overall, we're using our brain fairly evenly.
Wow, the brain is so cool!
Hey, what's the one thing you wish you knew about the brain?