May 1: FILM and Q &A on Neuroscience and Memory

Science Matters

Planeta 295 East 8th Street
Q &A with scientist and director of the fIlm Reconsolidation (Memory)

Recalling a memory may trigger a process called ‘reconsolidation’, whereby memories return to an unstable state in the brain, allowing it to incorporate new information and update memories. Dr. Schiller’s research attempts to identify and utilize memory updating through reconsolidation to reduce the impact of negative memories, and diminish maladaptive emotional reactions in response to memory. The film is a feature looking at the personal effects of the Holocaust in a fictionalized setting.