Science on Screen: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" with Stuart Hameroff

The Loft Cinema presents a special screening of the Oscar-winning 2004 comedy/drama, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, featuring a live introduction by Stuart Hameroff, MD, Director of the University of Arizona’s Center for Consciousness Studies. Dr. Hameroff’s lively discussion, entitled “Eternal Sunshine … with a chance of showers,” will explore scientific prospects for real memory manipulation, based on events portrayed in the movie, as well as current understanding of consciousness, self, and our place in the universe.  

Stuart Hameroff, MD is an anesthesiologist and researcher and director of the University of Arizona’s Center for Consciousness Studies, a unit in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, which organizes the well-known conference series ‘The Science of Consciousness’. His research focuses on how the brain produces consciousness, and how anesthetics act to erase it, e.g. via dampening quantum vibrations of microtubules inside brain neurons. With famed British physicist Sir Roger Penrose, Hameroff developed the controversial ‘Orch OR’ theory in which consciousness derives from microtubule quantum vibrations connected to the fine-scale structure of the universe. Hameroff is also working to develop ‘transcranial ultrasound’ (‘TUS’) to improve mood and brain function, apparently by resonating microtubules. He has written or edited 5 books and over a hundred scientific articles. He appeared in the film WhattheBleep?, as well as numerous shows on BBC, PBS, Discovery, OWN, RT, History Channel and YouTube.

Regular Admission Prices

Event Location: 

The Loft Cinema, 3323 East Speedway


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:30pm