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You Use More of Your Brain Than You Think

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The movie “Lucy” comes out this weekend. It’s all about what can happen when Scarlett Johansson uses 100 percent of her brain’s capacity. Except the whole premise of the movie -- that old idea that we only use ten percent of our brain -- is actually a complete and total myth.

Credits

Guest:
Samuel McDougle - Doctoral candidate in psychology and neuroscience at Princeton - @smickdougle

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott