Monday, April 27, 2020

Post #2- 10% of our brains

The idea that we only have access to a small percentage of our brain has always intrigued me. Although it has ultimately been proven that this is a myth, it is still fun to speculate about what would actually happen if this were true and we did access the full capacity of our brain. For example, if you have ever seen the movie “Lucy” it does just that. It is about a woman who was exposed to a drug that gave her access to 90% of her brain, giving her superhuman powers and knowledge. 

Another movie and subsequent series that somewhat follow this same principal is Limitless. It is about a character that was introduced to a nootropic drug called NZT-49, which gives him the ability to fully utilize his brain and vastly improve his lifestyle. He gets a job with the FBI and uses his knowledge to unravel complex mysteries. This concept is extremely interesting and I would highly recommend giving it a watch. I was so intrigued by the concept that I went and did some research on cognitive enhancers and nootropics that exist in the real world. I didn’t find anything of this magnitude, but I did find out some new things about nootropics. I wouldn’t recommend the use of these drugs as they are probably not very reliable or effective.

Here's a link to the trailer for Limitless, I highly recommend you give it a try:


  1. only if we could figure out how to use more than 10% of our brain, oh wait we do that already. However it is nice to think we are capable of more and all we need to do is unlock it; I remember watching Lucy and thoroughly enjoying it because it made me question if I was using the full capacity of my brain or not.

  2. Lucy was such a good movie I remember physically trying to "use all my brain power" after seeing it. Either way I learned the hard way that telepathy, mind control, and all that stuff just is not physically possible from the laws of science and functions of our brains.