I only use 10% of my left brain or The most common myths about brain debunked.

In every lab I worked in, the mentioning of Luc Besson’s 2014 sci-fi movie “Lucy” caused a wide range of reactions, most of them between an exhausted sigh and a badly concealed bulging of the forehead veins. And not everyone has even even watched it! So, what’s the reason for such a strong dislike? While the movie itself might be entertaining and all, it further perpetuates the myth saying that we only use 10% of our brain capacity (after increasing her usage up to 90%, Scarlett Johansson’s heroine gains abilities such as telepathy, telekinesis and uhm …defying gravity?). Seeing misconceptions about your field of work being promoted is just such a downer. So I wanted to debunk some hard-to-kill myths about the most fascinating thing in the Universe (okay, I know, will tone down fangirling, sorry).

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