From: The Globe and Mail

How movies influence perceptions of brain disorders

The Globe and Mail:

Regardless of whether Julianne Moore wins an Academy Award on Sunday for her starring role in Still Alice, the film gets an “A” for accuracy in Mary Spiers’s books.

Spiers, a clinical neuropsychologist and associate psychology professor at Philadelphia’s Drexel University, critiques the way movies depict brain disorders on her website, The site dispels common “neuromyths” perpetuated by Hollywood (think of it as a scientist’s version of the film-review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes).

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