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How Scientific is the Film 'Limitless'?
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Keywords: Limitless, Brain, Untapped Potential

Broadcast on East Coast FM, The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, 30th March, 2011

IMAGE: The idea behind the film Limitless is that we don't use up to 90 per cent of our brain, and if we did, we could develop extraordinary abilities [Credit: sciencedaily.com]

In the recent film 'Limitless' a writer that is suffering from writer's block takes a drug that enables him to tap into the untapped potential of his mind, to great effect.

How real, or scientific is the premise behind 'Limitless'? What do scientists understand about the brain, and it's supposed untapped abilities?

Discussion here with Declan Meehan

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