Title: The Human Brain on Film
Date: 17 March 2020
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv, Cinema Room
The human brain makes frequent guest appearances in movies. Popular themes include brain enhancement, memory manipulations, brain disorders, accelerated or reduced ageing, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), to name but a few. On the 17 March (19:00, Spazju Kreattiv), researchers will be sharing the good, the bad and the ugly side of neuroscience in the movies.
As part of Brain Awareness Week 2020, CineXjenza has invited local neuroscience specialists -- members of the Malta Neuroscience Network, University of Malta -- to share their favourite “brain-on-film” moments. Using short clips to illustrate, they will discuss some of the most inspiring portrayals of neuroscience in films, as well as the worst and most outlandish representations. In addition to presentations from the researchers, there will be an open discussion and audience members will be invited to provide their own examples of the good, the bad and the ugly of side of neuroscience in the movies.
CineXjenza is supported by the STEAM project. It is run by the Malta Chamber of Scientists, in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv and S-Cubed. The regular Brain Awareness Week instalment is organised in association with the Malta Neuroscience Network of the University of Malta.
The event is free of charge. More information is available through the event Facebook page.