Albany FilmFest Presents...My Love Affair With the Brain
My Love Affair with the Brain is an award-winning PBS documentary that brings the viewer right into the heart of science and into a deeper understanding of your own brain. Critically
acclaimed, extensively tested for educational use from 5th grade thru Nobel Prize winners, this film is an intimate and inspirational portrait of one of the founders of modern neuroscience.
Meet Dr. Marian Diamond …
… and prepare to be smitten. We learn of her groundbreaking scientific accomplishments, all the more remarkable because she began during an era when so few women entered science at all. We also learn about the warm and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60+ year career researching the human brain as “pure joy.”
It is no exaggeration to say that Dr. Diamond changed science, and society at large in dramatic ways over the course of her career. Even just watching the film has changed lives – students, teachers, children, parents, seniors, each in their own way. It is the “Diamond Effect” – a master teacher leading viewers to a better understanding of their own brains, and a deeper engagement with learning and with life itself.
Stay after the film for Q&A with filmmakers Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg!
- Thursday, March 14, 2019
- 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Edith Stone Room
- Albany Library
The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or firstname.lastname@example.org. Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.
All Alameda County Library events are free.