Apr 5, 2024, 4:00 pm6:00 pm


Event Description

The Neurorights Foundation has teamed with director Werner Herzog to create an extraordinary documentary film about the human brain - Theater of Thought. Join us for a screening of the film on Friday, April 5th at 4pm in A32

About Theater of Thought

The idea of the film came to life when Professor and Neuroscientist Rafael Yuste, Chair of the NeuroRights Foundation, reached out to Herzog, suggesting a documentary about the potential medical benefits and ethical risks of neurotechnology.

During the film, Professor Yuste, Chief Scientific Advisor of the movie, goes on a road trip with Herzog to meet a collection of people whose cutting-edge research sounds like science fiction, including PNI's own Uri Hasson. They meet Jamie Daves, Entrepreneur and Treasurer of the foundation, and Jared Genser, an award-winning human rights lawyer and the foundation’s General Counsel, who warns that the international community is unprepared for the ethical implications of neurotechnology.  

The film is multifaceted, illuminating the technological advances that are helping people overcome brain-related illnesses, confronting conspiracy theories over implanted chips, and questioning the politics of mind control.