10 de abril de 2023
Article by Iciar Iturmendi Sabater
Film meets Neuroscience in Toronto: a review of Herzog’s Theatre of Thought
When a neuroscientist and a filmmaker come together, they should meet in common ground—perhaps in a “Theatre of Thought”. Such is the title of Werner Herzog’s new documentary, presented at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. Herzog follows Spanish neuroscientist Rafael Yuste on a trip across the most prominent neuroscience labs in Europe and North America, with the purpose of exploring the philosophical, ethical, and legal implications of neurotechnology. Referring to Miguel de Unamuno, Herzog’s documentary asks the researchers he interviews and the viewer: “could it be that we all live in a self-constructed reality?” If so, what created our theatre of thought?