My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond
Filmmakers in person
Catherine Ryan is a co-director of the film
Gary Weimberg is a co-director of the film
Co-directors Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg will introduce the 4/22 screening, and introduce and lead a discussion following the 4/28 screening.
Marian Diamond, UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus of Integrative Biology, is one of the founders of modern neuroscience. Her research demonstrated the impact of enrichment—a simple but powerful new understanding that has literally changed the world, from how we think about ourselves to how we raise our children. Dr. Diamond showed anatomically, for the first time, what we now call plasticity, and in so doing shattered the old paradigm of understanding the brain as static and unchangeable. My Love Affair with the Brain is part biography, part scientific adventure, but always an engaging voyage into the human brain, that double-handful of cells that is the essence of what it means to be human.