Event: The Human Brain on Film
Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021
Venue: Online (Registration)
The human brain frequently makes guest appearances in movies. Trying to unlock the secrets of the brain is an intriguing plot device for many filmmakers, with topics ranging from neural enhancement to the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI).
But how scientifically accurate are these movies? And could science fiction become science fact?
CineXjenza in collaboration with the Malta Neuroscience Network have invited three experts to discuss their unique insights about the way our minds work and to share their favourite “brain-on-film” moments. These researchers will be talking about what the film industry gets right and wrong, on Tuesday 16 March, at 19:00.
In this online event, each speaker will give a short virtual presentation followed by an open discussion in the zoom room, to allow time for audience members to share their perceptions and ask questions on the neuroscience they have seen in the movies.
Our guest speakers include linguistics researcher Prof. Albert Gatt who specialises in psychology and computer science from the University of Malta, Professor Árni Kristjánsson, who received his PhD from Harvard University in Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychology Professor Sunčica Zdravković who has a PhD in Vision Science from Rutgers, USA.
CineXjenza is supported by the STEAM project. It is run by the S-Cubed and the Malta Chamber of Scientists with the support of Spazju Kreattiv.
The event is free of charge. More information is available through the event Facebook page.