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Cinematic Visions of Brain Injury, Amnesia, and the Art of Remembering

This post includes minor spoilers for the film Memento (2000) When it comes to reviewing films about characters with memory disorders, medical practitioners and neuroscientists are difficult to please. Entertainment films that deal with the topic of memory loss (amnesia) and other memory problems caused by neurological damage are routinely reviewed in medical and scientific journals including Advances in Clinical Neuroscience… Read more →

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Stories about Science: Communicating Science Through Entertainment Media

This post originally appeared on the British Science Association Blog. At the recent Science Communication Conference in Manchester from 18-19 June, David A. Kirby featured on the panel session ‘What’s the story?’. David’s session delved into the story-telling sphere, divulging the secrets of telling a narrative in science. We are now in a golden age of science-based entertainment media. Every science-based… Read more →

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Entertaining Science… A Report from a Colloquy at the Intersection of Science & Entertainment

This post originally appeared on the CASTAC blog (Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing). As you read this post, members of a community of like-minded scholars are unwinding after a two-day symposium (Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June) at the UK’s University of Manchester. The Stories About Science – Exploring Science Communication and Entertainment Media symposium explored… Read more →