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Just in time for Valentine's Day, Science on Screen presents this mind-bending romance from the minds of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Michel Gondry. Jim Carrey stars as Joel, a man struggling to come to terms with his painful breakup from Clementine (Kate Winslet). When Joel learns his ex has undergone an experimental procedure to erase all memories of their tumultuous relationship, he decides to the do same. But as the procedure starts to take effect, he discovers he's not quite ready to let go and starts hiding his memories of her away in places where they don't quite belong.

To help us get our brains around the subject of what exactly goes on with our own memories is Harvard Professor of Psychology Daniel L. Schacter, whose research focuses on the psychological and biological aspects of human memory and amnesia, as well as the effects of aging on memory. Prof. Schacter is the also author of three books and numerous papers, including THE SEVEN SINS OF MEMORY.

The Science on Screen series is co-presented by The Museum of Science and New Scientist magazine. Special thanks to our fiscal sponsors: Alex & Brit d'Arbeloff; Bay State Federal Savings and Charitable Foundation; Gesmer Updegrove, LLP; The Hamilton Company; Harold and Maura Brown; and to our series creator, Richard Anders.

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Added by Benjamin on January 9, 2007