Imagine Science: Temporal Distortion
Presented in association with Imagine Science Films.
Screening of Drift and Eagleman Stag, two short films that explore our perception of time.
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Lorenzo Diaz-Mataix.
Drift, 8 min:
A contemplative piece on how people perceive time.
Eagleman Stag, 9 mins:
Peter’s life has been spent in both fascination and fear of his quickening perception of time with age. As he nears the end of his days, his interest turns to obsession and he undertakes progressively extreme measures to control and counter time’s increasing pace. Peter discovers that if you repeat the word ‘fly’ for long enough it sounds like you’re saying ‘life.’ This is of no real help to him. His answers lie in the brain of a beetle.
About the Speaker
After his M.D. in Pharmacy and his M.D. in biochemistry at the University of Valencia, Spain, Lorenzo Diaz-Mataix started graduate School in Neuroscience in the laboratory of Dr. Francesco Artigas at the University of Barcelona. In 2006, he defended his doctoral thesis which focused on the neural pathways involved in Schizophrenia. Sponsored by a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship, he currently works in Center for Neural Science at NYU where he studies the physiology and pharmacology of fear memory and learning.
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