In this fascinating festival favourite, Director Pernille Rose Grønkjær explores how the medical community is transforming lives through Deep Brain Stimulation. By manipulating specific neural pathways, DBS promises to transform the way we treat mental health disorders, addiction, and even obesity.
But as Grønkjær explores through rich interviews and animation, attempts to change the brain have a checkered past and an uncertain future. Pioneering brain surgeon Robert Heath demonstrated dramatic results as early as the 1950s - but ultimately his life’s work has been so overshadowed by controversy he has been written out of history.
As we probe the mysteries of the human brain, what kind of future lies ahead?