Montreal Neurological Institute
3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada
, H3A 2B4
The next film in the Neuro Film series is a blend of science
fiction and noir detective fiction. Blade Runner (1982) was a box
office and critical bust upon its initial exhibition, but its
unique postmodern production design became hugely influential
within the sci-fi genre, and the film gained a significant cult
following that increased its stature. Blade Runner was directed by
Ridley Scott and stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young.
The plot focuses on a brutal and cunning group of recently escaped
replicants (genetically engineered organic robots), hiding in a
dystopian Los Angeles, circa November 2011, and the burnt out
expert blade runner (police special operative) who reluctantly
agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt them down.
Blade Runner will be hosted by Dr. Philippe Séguéla whose
primary interest is in the molecular basis of hyperexcitability in
the brain and in sensory pathways. Dr. Séguéla's group uses a
multidisciplinary approach based on recombinant DNA methodology,
biochemistry and electrophysiological recordings in mammalian
neurons, transfected cells and the Xenopus oocyte expression
system. The Séguéla laboratory is investigating the functional
diversity of several excitatory ion channels to understand their
contribution to neurological pathologies. Dr. Seguela will
discuss the neuroscience-related topics illustrated in this movie
which are pain and CIP (congenital insensitivity to pain) syndroms,
artificial brains and artificial intelligence.
Discover Science at the movies on October 27, 6:30 pm at the
Neuro Film Series!
Neuro Movie Nights are free and snacks can be purchased
(including wraps and popcorn)!
We look forward to seeing you there!