The Montreal Neurological Institute invites you to discover science at the movies!
The 2017 Neuro Film Series opens on February 8th (6:30 pm) with Columbia Picture’s “Concussion” (2015). Dr. Alain Ptito, director of the Department of Psychology of the MUHC, hosts the evening’s film presentation. His specialization on using brain imaging techniques for examining brain trauma amongst athletes will bring about an engaging and mind-opening discussion about the multi-award nominated film. On January 27, Dr. Ptito and numerous colleagues and athletes will host Heads Up, a public lecture and scientific poster event to benefit concussion research (https://www.alumni.mcgill.ca/aoc/events-travel/EventDetails.php?id=MzA3Nzc).
About the film
“Concussion” starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Albert Brooks, directed and written by Peter Landesman, is based on “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas. The film is about forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith), who discovers neurological deterioration similar to Alzheimer’s disease while conducting an autopsy on a former NFL football player. As Omalu’s findings on the disorder get published, other athletes face the same diagnosis – and Dr. Omalu pursues to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.
Neuro Movie Nights are free, and the popcorn is too!
We look forward to seeing you there!