The Limitless

Topics: Theory of multiple intelligences, Intelligence, Psychology Pages: 2 (579 words) Published: March 17, 2013
            Human beings have been fascinated and yet puzzled about our brain’s capacity. Especially mysterious is the fact that one can improve his cognitive abilities by reading, solving problems and improving his education in general. The movie “Limitless” was released in 2011, and was directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish. In this movie, albeit a speculative, sneak peak on what an average human being can do when he uses nearly entire potential of his brain. An experimental drug in the form of a small pill all what it takes to turbo -charge your brain and access 100% of its capacity. The main character, Bradley Cooper, discovers that in a short period of time after ingesting a drug he unlocks mysterious sides of his brain capacity as he becomes tenfold smarter, faster and more confident.             The movie colorfully depicts something which perhaps most of us dream and wish to have—extreme intellect, social skills and ability to take any opportunity and reap its results. The character in the movie, writer Eddie Morra gets exactly that. As he discovers effects of the pill, a previously struggling writer finishes a book in 4 days, which gets published and becomes a success. Furthermore, he manages to invest several thousand dollars in stock market and make two millions with no prior experience of doing such things. The character knows no boundaries, nothing is impossible for him as he continues to move forward pushing the limits of what can be done with a great intelligence. As soon as Eddie takes the pill, his emotional, cognitive and physical functioning would improve by multiple times. In psychology, these skills refer to multiple intelligences. It is not a challenge for him to learn a language (relates to linguistic intelligence) in a manner of hours or being a center of a party and making friends (relates to interpersonal intelligence). With such abilities he ends up working in a very influential...
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