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Automatic Brain - The magic of the unconscious

Thursday 04th October 2012 from 10h00 to 11h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Francesca D'Amicis, Petra Höfer et Freddie Röckenhaus
Written by
Francesca D'Amicis, Petra Höfer et Freddie Röckenhaus
Produced by

Documentary, Germany, 2011, 43 min

High School Jury Prize

Automatic Brain will feature top international scientists, such as John Bargh of Yale University. He says, that our everyday life is automated to an incredible extent. The German neurologist Gerhard Roth even claims, that "the human's free will is probably just a myth". Sydney's neurologist Allan Snyder is convinced: "Somebody else is running the business". Automatic Brain will feature several scientific experiments with test persons that will visualize the normally invisible. In the lab human failures can be funny, they are not bound for disaster. Automatic Brain will also use CGI animations to visualize a few of the complex brainprocesses and make them more understandable.


Debate with :

  • Nicole El Massioui, researcher at the Centre de Neuroscience Paris Sud

Know more

  • The magic of the unconscious is the first episode of Automatic Brain.
  • More information can be found about the two episodes on Arte's website (French and German).