InScience Film Festival | Hunting for Hedonia

Tickets available from Theater de Veste (student discount € 7.50 / regular € 12.00).

In collaboration with Theater de Veste  and the Bèta Balie Delft, we are proud to present the first satellite edition of the InScience Film Festival in Delft. All films are introduced by an expert and after the film, there is an opportunity for discussion.

Hunting for Hediona

Nowadays, more and more people are being diagnosed with a mental disease. Science may now have found the solution for the likes of depression, Tourette and various compulsive disorders: Deep Brain Stimulation. With the help of electrodes in the brain a feeling of happiness might be activated or negative emotions could be suppressed. The question remains whether this is an ethical practice as the possibility to change peoples personality is seemingly becoming a reality. In this documentary both scientists and patients talk about their experience with the controversial treatment.

Introduction by Kasper Spoelstra. Kasper Spoelstra is a PhD student in the field of Quantitative Neuroscience in the Dimphna Meijer lab, focusing on the molecular mechanisms that neurons (brain cells) use to establish connections and which drives our ability to think, remember, and coordinate our actions.

InScience is een van de grootste wetenschapsfilmfestivals in Europa en uniek in Nederland. Het festival is gericht op het snijvlak tussen film, wetenschap en maatschappij. Het programma bestaat uit wetenschapsfilms, debatten en een educatieprogramma voor kinderen en jongeren. De zesde editie van het festival vindt plaats van 11 t/m 15 november in en rondom LUX Nijmegen. 

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