Brain Doping A film by Hannah Leonie Prinzler and Christian Schidlowski Can popping pills make you smarter? The pace of our society is getting faster. Many people are looking for ways to cope with increasing pressure - even with medication. New studies show that the majority of us would be willing t

Brain Doping

A film by Hannah Leonie Prinzler and Christian Schidlowski

Can popping pills make you smarter?

The pace of our society is getting faster. Many people are looking for ways to cope with increasing pressure – even with medication. New studies show that the majority of us would be willing to take performance-enhancing drugs if they were freely available. But do intelligence pills really promise a “Brave New World”? Our film embarks on a journey through the brain research laboratories of Germany, Switzerland and Australia to find out how we can improve our brain.

 

ZDF/ARTE/SIC/ERT/ART MEDIA/TVP INFO/FMG/DBS/YLE – 2011 – 52 min.
International Science Film Festival Athens – Winner Innovation and Technology Award

Camera: Christian Schidlowski, Sascha Kellersohn, Peter Heap

Editing and sound: Hannah Leonie Prinzler