The Gist: The 10 percent brain myth with Maria Konnikova, and John Kerry remarks.

We Only Use 10 Percent of Our Brains? 

We Only Use 10 Percent of Our Brains? 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 18 2015 6:51 PM

Only 10 Percent of Our Brains?

Maria Konnikova makes the other 90 percent of our noggins ache with confusion.

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This must be why it’s called our gray matter.

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On The Gist, Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker examines how we utilize our grey matter for a segment we call “Is That Bulls--t?” Her new book, The Confidence Game, is now available for preorder. For the Spiel, why Fox News never plays the full quote.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.