Free the Mind
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2012, Denmark, Phie Ambo, 76 mins
Post-screening discussion with director Phie Ambo, neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson, and Rich Low, an Iraq war veteran featured in the film.
Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world’s leading researchers of the human brain sets out to discover if, and how, the brain be physically altered using only the power of thought. The test cases include a five-year-old suffering from ADHD and veterans trying to cope with PTSD.
About Brainwave: Illusion
The Buddha said that everything is illusion. What did he mean by that? This sixth edition of Brainwave will enlist the aid of neuroscientists to help us understand how the perception of our world is shaped by the surprising adaptability of our brains. Brainwave includes talks, special film screenings followed by discussions, interactive workshops, and much more!
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