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(Onion AV Club)   Just in time for Lucy, here are eleven other movies that tried to show what happens when someone uses 100% of their brain   (avclub.com ) divider line 80
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2014-07-21 09:27:34 AM  
"You only use 10% of your brain" is pure bullshiat. Everyone knows the only way to get more brainpower is to get more brain:

comix.dorkage.net
 
2014-07-21 10:38:15 AM  
"What does Jean-Luc Picard got that I don't got? He's bald, I'm bald. I have fantastic mental powers, while his are merely adequate--  Wait, it's the uniform, isn't it? You women are so shallow."
 
2014-07-21 11:07:47 AM  
I was surprised that a survey conducted just last year showed that 65% of Americans still believe the ten percent myth. I guess if I were using 100% of my brain I wouldn't have been.
 
2014-07-21 11:36:08 AM  
What happens when you use the other 90%?  Durr, you go evil and crazy.  It's a known fact.

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2014-07-21 11:39:02 AM  
I heard that when she uses 100% of her brain, she can actually get Schroeder to like her.
 
2014-07-21 12:51:25 PM  
Coincidentally, only 10% of my penis extends outside my body. The other 90% is actually inside. True story. My hand to God.
 
2014-07-21 12:57:55 PM  
She's using 100% of something.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-21 12:59:39 PM  
Being George, of course he's a dick about his newfound skills, sweet-talking the Portuguese waitress at Monk's in her native tongue


Malley (John Travolta) gains the ability to rapidly read books, learn Portuguese over the course of an evening


Is there something about Portuguese that requires extra brain capacity to speak? Were all those yahoos in the World Cup broadcasts our intellectual superiors?
 
2014-07-21 01:06:00 PM  
Didn't this myth come from a complete misunderstanding of how the brain works?  Like, maybe we use 10-20% of our brain at any given time, but it got misconstrued because people are stupid.  

Because we do have people that use all 100% at times, and they are called epileptics.  It's not superpowers, it's a seizure, get them some help.
 
2014-07-21 01:06:46 PM  
Even logically it makes no sense.  If we're all using 10% of our brains, then we're using 100% of what we can use.
 
2014-07-21 01:29:58 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Even logically it makes no sense.  If we're all using 10% of our brains, then we're using 100% of what we can use.


If we really do use 10% of our brains, then really we could lose 90% of it (distributed across all sections, I suppose) and be totally fine. We would have something the size of a sheep's brain, but we would be using all of that sheep brain.

I would be inclined to believe we use 10% of our brains  consciously. Otherwise, wouldn't we have to consciously tell our bodies to breathe, digest, react to stabbings, smile, jizz, and so forth?

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2014-07-21 01:30:05 PM  

Uzzah: Being George, of course he's a dick about his newfound skills, sweet-talking the Portuguese waitress at Monk's in her native tongue


Malley (John Travolta) gains the ability to rapidly read books, learn Portuguese over the course of an evening

Is there something about Portuguese that requires extra brain capacity to speak? Were all those yahoos in the World Cup broadcasts our intellectual superiors?


Heh; gonna take a wild guess and say because one could use 100% of their brain, learning a new language would take significantly less time than it normally would, depending on one's original cognizance.
 
2014-07-21 01:31:51 PM  
Whenever someone recites the "10% of your brain" myth, I want to punch them in 100% of their face.
 
2014-07-21 01:39:29 PM  

Rwa2play: Uzzah: Being George, of course he's a dick about his newfound skills, sweet-talking the Portuguese waitress at Monk's in her native tongue


Malley (John Travolta) gains the ability to rapidly read books, learn Portuguese over the course of an evening

Is there something about Portuguese that requires extra brain capacity to speak? Were all those yahoos in the World Cup broadcasts our intellectual superiors?

Heh; gonna take a wild guess and say because one could use 100% of their brain, learning a new language would take significantly less time than it normally would, depending on one's original cognizance.


Nobody tell them about Finnish.
 
2014-07-21 01:43:00 PM  
How do you know that someone is NOT using 100% of their brain(s) i.e. dumb and dumber.
 
2014-07-21 01:45:47 PM  
You know?

The 10 percent thing  SUPER annoys me, but I'm going to see this film for two reasons:

1. Luc Besson
2. Scarlet Johansson

The first made three of my top 50 favorite movies ever. The second is an up and coming actress whose work I like very much, so I'll suck it up and try not to glare around the theater when the idiot-science comes up so I can enjoy a film which should otherwise be tons of fun.
 
2014-07-21 01:46:25 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: "You only use 10% of your brain" is pure bullshiat. Everyone knows the only way to get more brainpower is to get more brain:

[comix.dorkage.net image 702x534]


The word used is "control". You do NOT control a whole lot of your brain. This has been one of the most fun instances of people will a poor grasp of English/science whining about a fantasy film in a while. Almost as fun as the horror of midichlorians. "But this time, I wanted it to be magic!"
 
2014-07-21 01:53:45 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: Rwa2play: Uzzah: Being George, of course he's a dick about his newfound skills, sweet-talking the Portuguese waitress at Monk's in her native tongue


Malley (John Travolta) gains the ability to rapidly read books, learn Portuguese over the course of an evening

Is there something about Portuguese that requires extra brain capacity to speak? Were all those yahoos in the World Cup broadcasts our intellectual superiors?

Heh; gonna take a wild guess and say because one could use 100% of their brain, learning a new language would take significantly less time than it normally would, depending on one's original cognizance.

Nobody tell them about Finnish.


I gonna let you Finnish, but Portuguese is the greatest language of all time -- ALL TIME
 
2014-07-21 01:58:17 PM  
moviehole.net
When it comes to thinking with the little head, she gets 100% of my attention.
 
2014-07-21 01:59:45 PM  

Sybarite: I was surprised that a survey conducted just last year showed that 65% of Americans still believe the ten percent myth. I guess if I were using 100% of my brain I wouldn't have been.


If you watch any documentaries about people who become savants after a brain injury, it is evident that there are portions of the brain that somehow can be unlocked in ways not understood by medical science.

Not saying it's a 10/90 thing, but when a person shows no musical or artistic talent whatsoever throughout their lives and then after a brain injury they suddenly show incredible talent, it is an indication that this kind of ability is latent in all brains but it just isn't accessible for whatever unknown reason.
 
2014-07-21 02:00:45 PM  

s2s2s2: The word used is "control". You do NOT control a whole lot of your brain.


What are the units on "control"? If it doesn't have dimensions it's probably not science.
 
2014-07-21 02:02:07 PM  
Wait, who's Lucy?
 
2014-07-21 02:03:38 PM  
What's with the movies that are just a first name? Lucy? Joe? Why don't you want people to know what your movie is about?
 
2014-07-21 02:04:05 PM  

ristst: Sybarite: I was surprised that a survey conducted just last year showed that 65% of Americans still believe the ten percent myth. I guess if I were using 100% of my brain I wouldn't have been.

If you watch any documentaries about people who become savants after a brain injury, it is evident that there are portions of the brain that somehow can be unlocked in ways not understood by medical science.

Not saying it's a 10/90 thing, but when a person shows no musical or artistic talent whatsoever throughout their lives and then after a brain injury they suddenly show incredible talent, it is an indication that this kind of ability is latent in all brains but it just isn't accessible for whatever unknown reason.


Those "unlocks" are not an effect of an area of the brain being used or not. They are an effect of  how given parts of the brain are used.
 
2014-07-21 02:06:48 PM  
Wendy and Lucy was much better
 
2014-07-21 02:06:53 PM  

profplump: s2s2s2: The word used is "control". You do NOT control a whole lot of your brain.

What are the units on "control"? If it doesn't have dimensions it's probably not science.


So there isn't anything else to possibly learn about the human body anymore? Did we cure cancer, and I conveniently missed that breaking news?
 
2014-07-21 02:08:05 PM  

Tax Boy: Vash's Apprentice: Rwa2play: Uzzah: Being George, of course he's a dick about his newfound skills, sweet-talking the Portuguese waitress at Monk's in her native tongue


Malley (John Travolta) gains the ability to rapidly read books, learn Portuguese over the course of an evening

Is there something about Portuguese that requires extra brain capacity to speak? Were all those yahoos in the World Cup broadcasts our intellectual superiors?

Heh; gonna take a wild guess and say because one could use 100% of their brain, learning a new language would take significantly less time than it normally would, depending on one's original cognizance.

Nobody tell them about Finnish.

I gonna let you Finnish, but Portuguese is the greatest language of all time -- ALL TIME


Clever.
/No snark inferred
 
2014-07-21 02:09:16 PM  

ristst: Sybarite: I was surprised that a survey conducted just last year showed that 65% of Americans still believe the ten percent myth. I guess if I were using 100% of my brain I wouldn't have been.

If you watch any documentaries about people who become savants after a brain injury, it is evident that there are portions of the brain that somehow can be unlocked in ways not understood by medical science.



Probably more on the order of being able to hear the smart person in the room if you shoot the loudmouth.
 
2014-07-21 02:13:03 PM  

Biff_Steel: Wait, who's Lucy?


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2014-07-21 02:13:06 PM  

quiotu: profplump: s2s2s2: The word used is "control". You do NOT control a whole lot of your brain.

What are the units on "control"? If it doesn't have dimensions it's probably not science.

So there isn't anything else to possibly learn about the human body anymore? Did we cure cancer, and I conveniently missed that breaking news?


I hope you realize you just used the primary argument of anti-evolution, anti-big bang, and anti-round Earthers. Maybe you should reconsider that statement.

Science is actually a highly effective method of telling what things  aren't, just so you know, and the brain  isn't getting only 10% used, barring cases of severe brain damage, at any time.
 
2014-07-21 02:16:36 PM  
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Just 100%?  pfft
 
2014-07-21 02:16:44 PM  

profplump: s2s2s2: The word used is "control". You do NOT control a whole lot of your brain.

What are the units on "control"? If it doesn't have dimensions it's probably not science.


"Use" is more passive. "Control" indicates the ability to make one's mind work in specific ways.

GIS for "Using a bike": previous.presstv.ir

GIS for "Controlling a bike": pad1.whstatic.com
 
2014-07-21 02:17:22 PM  

exploding pork: Whenever someone recites the "10% of your brain" myth, I want to punch them in 100% of their face.


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Or kick 100% of their ass.

/really it's six of one, half a dozen of the other
 
2014-07-21 02:18:37 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Biff_Steel: Wait, who's Lucy?

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The first Lucy pictured can only control 50% of her eyes. She's super hot, but that has always bugged me.
Kudos for her, succeeding in a non-crosseyed world!
 
2014-07-21 02:23:30 PM  
 
2014-07-21 02:25:27 PM  

s2s2s2: Yes! Recent work using fMRI has shown that subjects can indeed control localized brain regions through practice [1]. Some regions that have been tested include the rostal ACC [2] responsible for pain perception, PPA responsible for representing locations, and FFA responsible for representing faces. Repeated experiments seem to suggest the phenomenon is robust, and that the technique may not be particular to regulating any specific brain region but could work on many brain regions given the proper experimental design.


That is absolutely fascinating.

If the film had said "control" rather than "use," it wouldn't bug me so much, for sure.
 
2014-07-21 02:28:33 PM  
The premise might be interesting but the teaser is just the starlet giving the intense stare as she walks through the scenes.  One question only, does this movie feature one of my favorite plot devices, the Magic Negro?  I explained that one to my son a while back and it's very much a bad movie game with us now.
 
2014-07-21 02:36:23 PM  
I do not have high hopes that this movie will top the originator of this movie genre, Zapped.
 
2014-07-21 02:37:19 PM  

Leishu: f the film had said "control" rather than "use," it wouldn't bug me so much, for sure.


I know that when I first watched the trailer, Morgan says "use". I could have sworn I've seen updated trailers where the word "control" was subbed in. Having just watched it again, he does say "use". This is unfortunate.

Perhaps I just controlled my brain to hear it in a way that made more sense. A dubious power, indeed.
 
2014-07-21 02:39:05 PM  
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2014-07-21 02:39:09 PM  
I'm going to see this movie simply because of Scarlett's fantastic ass. What's the story about?
 
2014-07-21 02:41:34 PM  

Spare Me: I'm going to see this movie simply because of Scarlett's fantastic ass. What's the story about?


How she uses the other 90% of it.
 
2014-07-21 02:42:13 PM  

s2s2s2: Spare Me: I'm going to see this movie simply because of Scarlett's fantastic ass. What's the story about?

How she uses the other 90% of it*.


*her fine self
 
2014-07-21 02:48:12 PM  
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You know who else was able to learn at an advanced rate?
 
2014-07-21 02:49:31 PM  
Morgan Freeman can read the phone book while Scarlet Johannsen paints my house and I'll pay money to see it.
 
2014-07-21 02:50:06 PM  
But what do Ricky and Ethel think?
 
2014-07-21 02:57:23 PM  

Leishu: Those "unlocks" are not an effect of an area of the brain being used or not. They are an effect of  how given parts of the brain are used.


You're so quick to bash me you didn't read the part of my post that said "Not saying it's a 10/90 thing".  But it's a know fact that medical science is largely ignorant of how the brain works.  Hell, science doesn't even know why we need to sleep.  (other than we're tired)

Interesting how you're so sure of yourself when no one understands how these kind of things work or why.  The physicians studying these cases are completely baffled by it...it's stated in every documentary on accidental savants, they don't know what causes it much less how to reproduce it by any known means.

But it does nevertheless show unequivocally, there are latent abilities inside the human brain.  The extent these abilities is unknown at this time.
 
2014-07-21 03:00:24 PM  
Coder: Just 100%? pfft

There's a 100% chance that I like Alan Tudyk to have as few clothes on as possible:

www.images99.com
 
2014-07-21 03:20:22 PM  

s2s2s2: The word used is "control". You do NOT control a whole lot of your brain.



Good. There are all sorts of bodily functions run by my brain that i am not in control of, and I am glad for that.
I don't want to have to consciously regulate my heartbeat and digestion. I am happy that I don't need to monitor my breathing while I am asleep.

I would, however, like to be able to install a dimmer switch in the perception of pain.
There are way too many instances when feeling pain has no useful function.
Kidney stones, for instance.
 
2014-07-21 03:26:45 PM  

ristst: Leishu: Those "unlocks" are not an effect of an area of the brain being used or not. They are an effect of  how given parts of the brain are used.

You're so quick to bash me you didn't read the part of my post that said "Not saying it's a 10/90 thing".  But it's a know fact that medical science is largely ignorant of how the brain works.  Hell, science doesn't even know why we need to sleep.  (other than we're tired)

Interesting how you're so sure of yourself when no one understands how these kind of things work or why.  The physicians studying these cases are completely baffled by it...it's stated in every documentary on accidental savants, they don't know what causes it much less how to reproduce it by any known means.

But it does nevertheless show unequivocally, there are latent abilities inside the human brain.  The extent these abilities is unknown at this time.


You should probably stop projecting your ignorance on modern science.
 
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