All You Need To Know About the 10% Brain Myth, in 60 Seconds | Science Blogs | WIRED
However, we need to be realistic and recognize that, for many people, the 10 percent myth sounds both feasible and appealing because they see it in terms of human potential. Many of us believe that we could achieve so much more – learning languages, musical instruments, sporting skills – if only we applied ourselves. It’s easy to see how this morphs into the short-hand idea that we use just 10 percent of our brain’s capacity or potential.
When I saw the trailer for Lucy I thought “Here we go again.” Don’t get me wrong, the movie might be great (I loved Limitless), but the premiss is not based on science.