Totally Cerebral: Think Pop Culture Gets Amnesia Right? Forgetaboutit!

Source: Transistor
Many depictions of amnesia in TV, movies, and cartoons are just plain wrong — some laughably so.

Host Wendy Suzuki talks with Neal Cohen, a professor and neuroscientist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For 20 years, Cohen has used bad examples of amnesia that abound in pop culture as well as the rare accurate depictions as a powerful tool in his wildly popular undergraduate course about amnesia in pop culture. Cohen entertains and educates his students with examples from TV shows and films as diverse as Futurama, Memento, and 50 First Dates, and we’ll hear some of those clips.

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