Berkeley Lab

Film About Famed Brain Researcher Marian Diamond Screens on June 7

LBL_MCD flier_ayt3-hrBerkeley Lab’s Women Scientists and Engineers Council, the Energy Technologies Area (ETA), and the Diversity and Inclusion Office will be screening a film called “My Love Affair with the Brain” on Tuesday, June 7th @ 12:00 p.m. in the B50 auditorium.  The film was produced and released in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Scientific American Magazine.  Dr. Marian Diamond’s son, Rick Diamond from Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area, will host a brief Q&A after the film.

Film Description: “Enrichment, plasticity – capabilities of the brain we now take for granted – were the scientific battleground where UC Berkeley professor Dr. Marian Diamond decisively challenged the old view and changed forever our paradigm for understanding the brain … and all our lives as well.  What she revealed about the brain allows us to get the most out of our brain, not just as children but for our entire lives. The documentary is part biography, part scientific adventure story, part inspirational tale – filmed over 5 years by Luna Production filmakers Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg.  It will be launched on TV, on the web and with a public-engagement-in-science educational campaign centering on the brain, the delights of scientific curiosity and the possibilities of a life in science.”

To learn more about the film, visit  Film running time: 60 minutes.

Feel free to bring your lunch and invite your colleagues.  For any questions, please contact Astrid Terry at or Rick Diamond at