Sample 1 How Smart Is It to Take Smart Drugs? (From Dr. Lynn R. Webster's blog: http://www.lynnwebstermd.com/how-smart-is-it-to-take-smart-drugs/ .) The Myth of Brain Power If you hear something often enough, you may start to believe it. Most of us have come to believe the common myth that we use only ten percent of our brains. The truth, according to Medical News Today , is that "fMRI scans show that even simple activities require almost all of the brain to be active." However, Hollywood still enjoys imagining what would happen if people could use more of their brain power. In the 2011 action-thriller " Limitless ," a writer takes an experimental (and fictional) pill called NZT that allows him to use one hundred percent of his brain. He evolves into a superman and is targeted by assassins. Using Smart Drugs to Increase Brainpower A 2014 movie, " Lucy " -- which had a female protagonist -- also suggests that taking a mind-enhancing
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