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In Search of MemoryGermany/United States 2009, 95 minutes in 35 mm/Digital
Screen ratio 16:9 (1,78:1)
Directed by Petra Seeger
Script Petra Seeger
Music Walter W. Cikan, B. Fleischmann, Petr Spatina, Marnix Veenenbos
Camera Mario Masini, Robert Winkler
Cut Oliver Neumann
Produced by Petra Seeger
Sponsored by Filmstiftung NRW, Filmfonds Wien
Production FilmForm GmbH
FBW: besonders wertvoll
Film tags aplysia biologie brain columbia university gehirn hirnforschung hirnwissenschaft holocaust howard hughes medical institut kurzzeitgedächtnis langzeitgedächtnis lernen neurobiologie neuronen neuroscience neurowissenschaften nobelpreis nobelpreis medizin psychoanalyse psychologie synapsen wien wissenschaft
Eric Kandel - Rock star of neurology and the most eminent brain scientist of the 20th century
A documentary biopic about Eric Kandel, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century. His autobiography ?In Search of Memory? appeared in March 2006 to great critical acclaim.
Kandel is a Viennese Jew by birth. At the age of nine he was forced to emigrate to the USA. In New York he studied Austrian history and literature, but later qualified in medicine and became a psycho-analyst. For 50 years he has been a neuroscientist. His research field, which is closely linked with his traumatic childhood experience during the Nazi era in Vienna and the Holocaust, is: the search for memory.
This film interweaves Kandel?s life-story with the latest advances in his neuroscience. Together with Eric Kandel, who has devoted his life to the search for memory, we set off on a very personal journey into his own memory, the memory of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century. The journey will take us to the external and internal locations of his childhood in Vienna, to the exciting everyday laboratory life of the scientist at his institute at Columbia University in New York, and right into the centre of the brain, to where our memories are stored.
?In Search of Memory" is a film...
...about someone who set out to show at the highest scientific level that
...about a Jewish childhood in Vienna before and after the Nazi takeover
...about someone who researches the biology of the mind and who has proved
...about someone who is on the way to scientifically proving Freud?s theories
...about the art of research and a scientist?s lust for life
...about the latest state of memory research
...about how one?s own biography determines the approach taken,
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