Correcting Brain Myths (3): The 10% of the Brain Myth

The height of the 10% of the brain myth probably came with the film Lucy In 2014. In the film the heroine Lucy is smuggling illicit party drugs in her stomach when, after a kick in the stomach, one of the bags breaks and she is involuntarily given a hefty dose of this new drug which we are told is naturally released by mothers and helps their children’s growth and brain development.