Hunting for Hedonia
Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Denmark I 2019 I 110’
English with Dutch subs
The brain is one of the great mysteries of modern medicine. We know more about what we don’t know when it comes to our most complex organ. Our knowledge of the brain, however, is growing fast and so are the fields of psychiatry and pharmaceuticals. And now we are (maybe!) approaching a point where we can not only cure depressions, but can actually increase happiness and maybe even improve our brains through technology. The question is whether we should do something, just because we can? And who decides what is normal? The so-called Deep Brain Stimulation was first developed back in the 1960s, but has since been left in the cold by an increasingly politicised research environment. Now, it is back, and in the meantime technology has caught up with the visions. Pernille Rose’s film with a screenplay by the science journalist Lone Frank looks at this development and asks the big questions – and lets the brightest minds answer them. A thought-provoking film, in every sense of the word.
Prof. dr. Maarten Frens (Neurology, Erasmus MC) will give an introduction on the wondrous world of our brains.
Date: 30th November 2020
Time: 19:00 uur
Location: Lantaren/Venster, Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam Get your ticket.
This programme is part of InScience 2020; one of the biggest science film festivals in Europe and unique in The Netherlands. The festival takes place from the 12th of November to the 24th of November. For more information, see: www.insciencefestival.nl.