The Neural Basis of Watching “Memento”

Memento (2000) is a complex psychological thriller about a man unable to form long-term memories. The movie is popular among neuroscientists for its accurate depiction of amnesia. Now, in a wonderfully “meta” paper, a group of neuroscientists report that they scanned the brains of people watching Memento in order to study memory processes.

The paper’s called Brain mechanisms underlying cue-based memorizing during free viewing of movie Memento, and it’s published in Neuroimage, from Finnis

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