How amnesia/memory occurs and operates in the brain.
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Amnesia is a hot topic in Hollywood movies. But, the explanation of amnesia in the brain is often oversimplified, as you might expect. For this assignment, you will watch the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (available rent on Amazon Prime, free trial with FUBO, Showtime). After watching the movie, you will write a paper separating the good scientific information from the cinematic liberties that are taken surrounding how amnesia/memory occurs and operates in the brain.
Be sure to reference to support your observations/compliments/criticisms. Make sure you are explicit in your descriptions. You must get into detail about why the movie does a good or poor job at accurately depicting what we know about memory and the brain structures involved in human memory. Use examples of behavior from the movie and relate them directly to the information you’ve learned from the course. This paper is not meant to be a movie review or a synopsis of the film (outside of what you need to explain in order to show how memory is portrayed in the film).
Here are some things to address in your paper and focus on as you watch the movie:
difference between explicit/implicit memory and neural circuitry for memory
emotional memory in the brain
types and characteristics of amnesia