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Inside Out

Suitable for:
general public

Inside Out

When:
1st July - 30th September 2015
Where:

Your local cinema

Cost:
Variable

The latest animated movie from Pixar is a kid-friendly introduction to real-life neuroscience. The film portrays five emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust – as colourful characters inside the brain of an 11-year-old girl called Riley.

The film’s director, Pete Docter, began developing Inside Out in 2009 after noticing changes in his daughter’s personality as she grew older. Dacher Keltner, an expert in the science of emotions at the University of California, Berkeley, was a consultant on the movie. Inside Out delves in to memory formation, and shows how the emotions inside Riley’s head support each other, or get in each other’s way, as they try to guide her through a move to a new city.

The film has been praised by scientists for its portrayal of emotion and for providing kids with an introduction to understanding how the brain works.

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