The Gist

Only 10 Percent of Our Brains?

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

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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