Scientific discoveries can lead to groundbreaking changes in society. The movie HUNTING FOR HEDONIA shows the spectacular effects of deep brain stimulation on people suffering from anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. But this mind stimulating documentary also discusses how far researchers should and would go in modulating people’s emotions and personal characteristics.
Similar ethical considerations also take place in the food, agri, health and animal domains - which WUR actively studies. With this InScience film screening WUR scientist Beatrijs Haverkamp from the philosophy group dares you to discuss questions like ‘How far should researchers go?’ ‘For what purposes do we research?’ and ‘What responsibilities do researchers have for the methods and applications of their research?’
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InScience is one of the biggest science film festivals in Europe and is unique to the Netherlands. The festival focuses on the interface between film, science and society and originates in Nijmegen as a collaboration between Radboud University and arthouse LUX. This year the festival expands to all university cities in the country, including Wageningen.
Scientists of Wageningen University & Research excite you to watch the movies through a different lens and invite you to have a vivid discussion on the future of science. The sixth edition of the festival takes place on 11-15 November in LUX Nijmegen, with a satellite festival on 21 November at Heerenstraat Theater Wageningen. The opening of the festival will take place in all participating cinemas on November 11th with the screening of Spaceship Earth.