InScience/Maastricht

In this third satellite event of InScience/Maastricht, we’ll explore the world of the mind and thinking from three different angles. Will deep brain stimulation change psychiatry and our concept of happiness? What did Oliver Sacks learn us about being ‘a sentient being on this beautiful planet’? And how do racial and gender biases in AI systems impact our democracy?

This program is organised in close collaboration with Lumière Cinema and shows films from this year’s festival selection. Staff members of Maastricht University will introduce the films, and afterwards give a brief response to them and answer your questions.

Hunting for Hedonia

InScience International Science Film Festival Nijmegen
Monday 16 November, 19:30

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a revolutionary tool in neuroscience and as a treatment it is crossing over from controlling movement in Parkinson’s to alleviating mental illness.

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Cancelled: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

InScience International Science Film Festival Nijmegen
Tuesday 17 November, 19:30

On January 15th, 2015, a few weeks after completing his memoir, Oliver Sacks learned that the rare form of cancer for which he had been treated seven years earlier had returned, and that he had only a few months to live.

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Coded Bias

InScience International Science Film Festival Nijmegen
Wednesday 18 November, 19:30

What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? 

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