Tag: NeuroSciFi in Film

33. The False Memory

Join us as host Gianna Richard discusses the film Memento and the role short-term memory loss plays in the film.

31. Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream (2000) is arguably one of the most critically acclaimed films about drugs in the 21st century. With a multitude of awards and an iconic soundtrack, Requiem for a Dream captures the highs and downfalls of four unfortunate souls who fall victim to addiction. Join Brianna Dempsey, a psychology and neurology student at UNCA, as she delves deeper into the meaning of Requiem for a Dream.

23. Schizophrenia

Why do certain treatments only work for certain types of people with schizophrenia? How can insight into one’s own conditions help? Through the movie A Beautiful Mind, we examine how the narrative of schizophrenia has evolved with growing research and we introduce how treatments and insight into these treatments leads to an individualized and more effective diagnosis.

21. A Clockwork Orange

In the film A Clockwork Orange, the character of Alex is used to illustrate Freud’s theory of psychoanalytic and psychosexual stages in order to debate the question: “Is the morality of man inherently Violent?” This episode explores how the film demonstrates these themes through the use of symphonic sound, and dystopian setting.

19. Disturbing Behavior

In the film Disturbing Behavior (1998) the filmmakers warn of the dangers of neuroscience as it both sculpts the youth and fails to promote ubiquity. Tune in to hear how the color, mise-en-scene, and dialogue are used to convey this message.

15. Brain on Fire

UNCA Mass Comm majors Lizzie Menta and Danny Secor discuss the movie Brain on Fire and its hidden commentary of the unspoken, life-or-death problem within the United States mental health system.