Brains, Science and the Public Interest Movie Night: “Awakenings”

Brains, Science and the Public Interest Movie Night: “Awakenings”

December 17, 2018

Address

727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Location

Biodesign Institute, Auditorium

Date and Time

January 15, 2019, 5:00 pm (Length: 3 hours 30 minutes)

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Watch “Awakenings” (1990), featuring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. This movie explores Dr. Malcom Sayer’s efforts to treat catatonic individuals who survived an early twentieth century encephalitis lethargica epidemic with L-Dopa in 1969. The remarkable initial success of the treatment unfortunately turned out to be short lived.

Discuss the film with panelists Dr. James Dennert, Psychiatry, Private practice, Professor Janet Neiswander, Neuroscience, ASU and Professor Jason Robert, Bioethics, ASU

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