Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Framed Art Print

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


Concept featured in film:Animal Behavior; Domestication vs. Wild

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Summary of clip: Joel has decided to have Clementine "erased" from his mind. At the start of the procedure, the "doctors" are putting items that remind Joel of Clementine in front of him as they scan his brain. Parts of his brain "light up" on the scan as he thinks about Clementine.

Connection of flickclip to the concept:A good amount of research has been done on what parts of the brain are active during different types of thought processes. As Joel thinks about Clementine, a certain part of his brain becomes active and is displayed on the scanner monitor. This allows the group to isolate the part of the brain needed to perform the procedure.

Suggestions to Teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What is the doctor who specializes in the brain called?

b. Why are the doctors putting the objects in front of Joel?

c. What happens when Joel looks at these objects?

d. Why did the doctor recommend that Joel not talk about the objects, just think?

e. Is it a good idea to purposefully damage ones mind?

f. What re some pros and cons of not remembering certain situation, events, or people?

2. This clip can be shown prior to the dissection of the sheep brain.