Do we really only use 10% of our brain?
As the new film Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman is set to be released in the cinemas this week, I feel I should attempt to dispel the unfounded premise of the film – that we only use 10% of our brains. Let me state that there is no scientific evidence that supports this statement, it is simply a myth.
The concept behind the film is that through the administration of a new cognitive enhancing drug, our female lead character, Lucy, becomes able to harness powerful mental capabilities and enhanced physical abilities. These include telekinesis, mental time travel and being able to absorb information instantaneously. Viewed as such, the human brain should be essentially capable of these feats, we just fail to push our capacity. So if we can unlock the “unused” 90% of the brain we too could be geniuses with super powers?
I want to see this so bad because Scarlett Johansson the end
Someone take me to the movies! I wanna drool over her for hours.
I can’t help but figure that the name ‘Lucy’ was inspired by LSD, as it’s a consciousness expanding drug itself and that’s essentially what the drug in the movie is going for, except with the obvious scifi twist.
The name Lucy actually comes from the ancient primate astrilopithecus who they named Lucy whose bones were found in Ethiopia.
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