Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Filmed in 2015 just after receiving his fatal diagnosis, Oliver Sacks opens up about his six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, his life, his work, and his abiding sense of wonder of the world.
“A portrait of the poetic neurologist of ‘Awakenings,’ shot at the end of his life, takes a tender and thrilling look at the sacred demons that drove him.” – Variety
Online Discussion: “The Power of Diet In Brain Health”
Dr. Paola Sacchetti | Wednesday, September 30 | 7 PM
Dr. Sacchetti, Director of M.S. Neurosciences at the University of Hartford, has studied neuron development in relation to Parkinson’s Disease, and the effects of dietary regimens on cognitive function. She will give an overview of Alzheimer’s disease, talk about the impact of a ketogenic diet, and probiotics on brain health and open it up to discussion.
About Science on Screen:
Real Art Ways brings the world of science alive, pairing critically acclaimed films with discussions led by area scientists.
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.