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  • Neuroscience in Science Fiction Filmsby Sharon Packer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    As the gap between science fiction and science fact has narrowed, films that were intended as pure fantasy at the time of their premier have taken on deeper meaning. This volume explores neuroscience in science fiction films, focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in SF and finding correlations between turning points in "neuroscience... more...

  • Cinema's Sinister Psychiatristsby Sharon Packer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Film history is merged with psychiatric history seamlessly, to show how and why bad depictions of mind doctors (especially hypnotists) occur in early film, long before Hannibal Lecter burst upon the scene. The German Expressionist Dr. Caligari is not cinema's first psychotic charlatan, but he launches the stereotype of screen psychiatrists who... more...

  • Superheroes and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masksby Sharon Packer

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 54.95

    This comprehensive collection of essays written by a practicing psychiatrist shows that superheroes are more about superegos than about bodies and brawn, even though they contain subversive sexual subtexts that paved the path for major social shifts of the late 20th century. more...

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