Monday #Movies and #medicine: Science on Screen takes on false #memories with a showing of the film “Inception” and an introductory talk by a neuroscientist.

At Coolidge Corner Cinema in Brookline:

Before the film, Boston University neuroscience professor Steve Ramirez will talk about the real-life malleability of human memories and how easily false memories can actually be created.

CaptureChristopher Nolan (MementoDunkirk) writes and directs this mind-bending, Oscar-winning exploration of dreamscapes, timelines, and the unconscious in one of the most visually striking and boldly executed films of his career. With an ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, and Michael Caine, Inception is a nuanced journey into the depths of our imagination, delusions, and desires. 

About Steve Ramirez

Steve Ramirez is an assistant professor of neuroscience at Boston University and a former Junior Fellow at Harvard University. He received his B.A. in neuroscience from Boston University and went on to receive his Ph.D. in neuroscience at MIT. His work focuses on artificially modulating memories in the rodent brain, and his current work focuses on leveraging these manipulations to alleviate symptoms associated with psychiatric diseases. Steve has also received the Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity award, National Geographic’s Breakthrough Explorer prize, Forbes and Technology Review’s Top 35 Innovators Under 35 award, and has given two TED talks.


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