The Human Brain on Film (ĊineXjenza)

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The Human Brain on Film (ĊineXjenza)

17 March
Creative Team
Gianni Ciappara (event manager), Dr Edward Duca (science communications consultant), Lorna Muscat Baron (assistant), S-Cubed (assistants) and Maria Fenech (poster design).
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Bla Ħlas
Seniors & Students
Cinema Club Members

Venue Information


St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta

Additional Information


Date and time: Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 7pm

In light of the most recent developments, it has been decided that the The Human Brain on Film is cancelled.
This is being done to safeguard the health and safety of our staff and patrons which is our number one priority. 

Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Cinema
Price: Free entrance

The human brain makes frequent guest appearances in movies. Popular themes include brain enhancement, memory manipulations, brain disorders, accelerated or reduced ageing, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), to name but a few. On the 17 March (7pm, Spazju Kreattiv), researchers will be sharing the good, the bad and the ugly side of neuroscience in the movies.

As part of Brain Awareness Week 2020, CineXjenza has invited local neuroscience specialists — members of the Malta Neuroscience Network, University of Malta — to share their favourite “brain-on-film” moments. Using short clips to illustrate, they will discuss some of the most inspiring portrayals of neuroscience in films, as well as the worst and most outlandish representations. In addition to presentations from the researchers, there will be an open discussion and audience members will be invited to provide their own examples of the good, the bad and the ugly of side of neuroscience in the movies.

CineXjenza is supported by the STEAM project. It is run by the Malta Chamber of Scientists, in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv and S-Cubed. The regular Brain Awareness Week instalment is organised in association with the Malta Neuroscience Network of the University of Malta.