Analysis Of The Movie ' Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind '

1688 WordsDec 10, 20157 Pages
There are many movies where memory is portrayed inaccurately. In the film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, memory removal was depicted through the patient reliving memories by viewing them as if they were recorded movie. However, this does not accurately depict memory, or the process of retrieving memories. In order to understand how memory is falsely portrayed in this film, it is important to recognize the different types of memory, and the areas of the brain in which memory is involved. This paper will review a scene of the movie Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, and will identify the misleading factors about the way memory is portrayed and misrepresented. This paper will also discuss the important, factual details of memory, the parts of the brain involved in memory, describe individuals with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in detail and how these individuals are the closest to having perfectly accurate memories. Introduction In psychology, memory is a hot topic for discussion, and for good reason. As humans, most of us rely on memory for an abundant of reasons, even though most of us know that a lot of the times our memories are altered, changed, or not what we perceive them as. We use it as a guide to the past, even when some of us know that it is not necessarily reliable. But a good question is: how do we review our memories? In movies, such as Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind, memories are often portrayed as a movie,
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