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2020 Science on Screen Program at the MV Film Center:

MIB:INTERNATIONAL W/ NEUROSCIENTIST, DR. MARK BEAR 

Wednesday, January 15th at 7:30pm

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND W/ TBA

Wednesday, February 12th at 7:30pm

THE BIT PLAYER W/ TBA

Wednesday, March 25th at 7:30pm
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MIB: INTERNATIONAL

01/15/2020 7:30pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Bear, Neuroscientist at MIT

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. Post screening Dr. Mark Bear from MIT will present and explain the possibilities on how a “Neutralyzer” could work on the human brain and the current scientific research being studied regarding memory and memory loss.

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND
 
02/12/2020 at 7:30pm
 
Guest Speaker: TBA
 
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film written, directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor in his feature directorial debut. The film is based on the memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. It was screened in the Premieres section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It was selected as the British entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
THE BIT PLAYER
 
03/25/2020 at 7:30pm
 
Guest Speaker: TBA
 
The Bit Player is a 2019 documentary film created to celebrate the 2016 centenary of the birth of Claude Shannon, the “father of information theory“. The film was produced and directed by Mark Levinson, in cooperation with the IEEE Information Theory Society and the IEEE Foundation.
 

Science on Screen Guest Speakers

MIB: INTERNATIONAL

Dr. Mark Bear

Dr. Mark Bear is a Picower Professor of Neuroscience in The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for 22 years from 1994 to 2015, and served as Director of the Picower Institute from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Bear served as Director of The Picower Institute from 2007 to 2009. Prior to moving to MIT in 2003, Dr. Bear was on the faculty of Brown University School of Medicine for 17 years. After receiving his B.S. degree from Duke University, he earned his Ph.D. degree in neurobiology at Brown. He took postdoctoral training from Wolf Singer at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, and from Leon Cooper at Brown. His laboratory is interested in how the brain is modified by experience. He uses a variety of methods (electrophysiological, biochemical, molecular, behavioral, and anatomical) to examine the synaptic modifications that form the neurobiological basis of learning and memory. His work is particularly focused on understanding developmental plasticity in the visual cortex, as well as other forms of experience-dependent synaptic modification in visual cortex and hippocampus. In recent years Dr. Bear has described novel forms of procedural learning in the visual system, and investigated synaptic function in models of fragile X syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders.

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND

To Be Announced

THE BIT PLAYER

To Be Announced

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