|It's true, he's dreamy... even if his character|
in this movie is a huge douchebag who
obtains his mental prowess via scientifially
Look, if all of a sudden you started using your midbrain to learn Cantonese and game the stock market (as Bradley Cooper does in the movie), you wouldn't have much time to enjoy your ill gotten gains because it would be a race between suffocation, heart failure, and falling over and cracking open your skull on the nearest inconveniently placed hard object to determine what would kill you first (and probably even more, hard to foresee, miserable, more or less instantaneous ways to die). You need your lower, "inaccessible" brain parts to keep you breathing, keep your heart pumping, keep your muscles working! It's not like "60%" of your brain is just sitting idle while your prefrontal cortex mans the ship.
Respect the midbrain, people!