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Lucy, The Core, and scientific accuracy in films

19 August 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Luc Besson’s Lucy may be based on a debunked myth, but does bad science in films matter if the story’s well-told, Ryan asks...

The myth that we only use 10 percent of our brain power appears to date back to the late 19th century. Conclusions by one pair of psychologists at Harvard - who were studying the potential intelligence of child prodigies versus adults - were misapplied and misquoted in the 1920s and 30s, and have lingered in pop culture ever since.

Luc Besson’s new film Lucy is the latest to base its story on the myth, with Scarlett Johansson starring as an ordinary American woman who’s pressed into service as a drug mule by an evil crime boss. When a bag full of an experimental substance leaks in Lucy’s stomach, she’s transformed from a weepy average 20-something into a turbo-charged, super-brained superheroine, first gunning »

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