* questions in neuroscience *
k12401 at nobel.si.uqam.ca
Tue Sep 10 11:32:42 EST 1996
I am a screenwriter doing research for my next feature film. Basically,
it is a science fiction story in which space travel isn't done in a
spaceship, but by sending and receiving brain waves in space. In this
film, the astronauts are here on earth and hooked up to huge radars that
try to find brain waves through space. These "astronauts" act as
mediums, to interpret the brain waves from outer space. Many
scientifical data needs to be brought to the script in order to make the
story concrete. In the medical field in particular, I was wondering if
there are particular parts of the brain that create in us humans the
feeling of identity. Is it possible that if such a part of the brain
existed and was tampered with medically, a person would lose his sense
In medical terms, what is considered the subconscious? Is it directly
related to particular parts of the brain, or is it a natural response to
Any philosophical and medical theories on the matter are appreciated.
Your ideas can be instinctual. After all, this is science-fiction!
Thank you very much!
Kim Nguyen, screenwriter
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