• Question: Is it possible to enhance the brain's full capacity and if so, do you know what we would be able to do?

    Asked by brontesaurus to Adam, Faye, Martin, Samantha on 23 May 2012. This question was also asked by georgiasaurus.
    • Photo: Adam Bibbey

      Adam Bibbey answered on 23 May 2012:

      Hi brontesaurus,

      This is a very good question.

      The brain should be viewed as a muscle, much like those in our legs for example: if you exercise it then it will become more efficient and allow you to process certain tasks quicker.

      There are many ways in which people suggest we may increase our memory but the main thing is to keep our brains active as we get older. This will prevent/slow the development of diseases such as dementia.

      As for what would we be able to do, the human brain is already very complex so I would be difficult to suggest anything specifically apart from making it quicker and more efficient

      What else would you like your brain to do?

    • Photo: Faye Didymus

      Faye Didymus answered on 26 May 2012:

      Hi brontesaurus! As Adam says, the brain is like a muscle so the more we use it, the stronger it gets! Who knows what we would be capable of if we could unlock the full potential of our brains!