Eternal Sunshine: the scientific possibility of a spotless mind
On Demand (IF 2020)
Discussion | Health & Medicine, Identity, Science, The Mind
A recorded discussion about the scientific possibility of erasing someone’s memories – the idea raised in the cult film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). Actor and science communicator Stephen McGann dissects the film’s premise and learns how memories are formed, what happens when we forget and what consciousness has to do with it. Even if you haven’t seen the film, this discussion with University of Oxford researchers highlights interesting features of how we understand the human brain today.
The recording of this live public event held on
24 October 2020 at IF Oxford
Stephen McGann is an English actor, author, and science communicator, best known for portraying Doctor Turner in the medical period drama Call the Midwife. As a passionate science communicator, he uses his powerful narrative skills to explore the human stories behind the hard, scientific facts.
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