Cinema Science Podcast: Scientists Chat About Their Favorite Movies and Shows

S01E07 Lucy Unlocks Her Brain: 30% Capacity Will Shock You!

December 25, 2018

Because our first season is all about the brain, it's no surprise that we would ultimately watch Lucy. This movie stems from the myth that living creatures use 10% of their brain, and unlocking the rest of the brain results in reality-altering abilities. Neuroscientist Danielle Giangrasso helps us understand how much of our brain we use, whether we can manipulate our "brain capacity," and whether or not Morgan Freeman actually knows how to apply the scientific method. 

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