A Theme Of Memories In Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Life is full of many experiences. There are many events that leave behind both good and bad memories. Some memories, no matter how positive or negative, are difficult to erase. It is possible to delete a memory completely and forget its reality.

My mind is still fresh after watching “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Clementine Krusky, the outward-looking Jol Baris, met Clementine at an event and became a couple. They live their lives in sweet and bittersweet quarrels. Joel was surprised when Clementine, Clementine’s ex-girlfriend, didn’t recognize Joel on Valentine’s Day 2004. Clementine was an impulsive original and couldn’t handle the pain from their quarreling. She went to Lacuna INC. They are a clinic that helps people erase past memories. Clementine was also able to erase her memory about Joel. Joel couldn’t understand Clementine’s ineptness, and couldn’t bear the pain. He went to Lacuna INC as well to request Dr. Howard’s help to erase Clementine’s memories. Everyone can only think of one thing after a failed love: to erase the memory of the other person from their minds. Like childhood shame or sorrow, they are placed in the corner, hoping to never be touched again. Mary used the Nietzsche quote in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” to explain that if there is a clinic, it is possible to remove the undesirable part of the patient’s brain using unimaginable high tech. What about Valentine’s Day? Will you visit the patient after your loss of love has ended? Is it necessary to forget the terrible past? When confronted with close friends, he decides to flee. It seems that he is happy and unaware of his innocence. Is there anyone else who thinks that nothing has actually happened? This question mark is what the film’s core is about. This answers to the core of the movie, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. It is the reinterpretation of memory in light of mental states and emotions. This aspect of the work memory argues the experience of forgetting/remembering as it has been described by neuroscience. Emotion refers to an individual’s subjective perception of how they feel about the objective world and whether it is able to satisfy their needs. Doctor Howard explained that erasing memory is a procedure. When the emotional core is removed, it causes brain damage. This means that memories are linked very closely with emotions, so it makes sense to eliminate the emotion. Although Howard tries to reassure us, it is actually brain damage. Joel started to remember what he had done. Joel initially felt uneasy and pained when he was reminded of his quarrels with Clementine. He then remembered the great times with Clementine. He was happy to go with them to Frzee Charles. Clementine made him feel precious. He couldn’t forget the woman that he loved. Because he was so emotional, he wanted to end the procedure. He became confused and opened his eyes. Joel and Clementine were still the same person after their memories were erased. Clementine was just like Clementine. She became scared, confused, and miserable because the memories were erased. Joel was her Montauk meeting and she found joy. Both these examples suggest that memories can be reinterpreted according to mental and emotion states. Neuroscience plays a significant role in studying memory. Many other theories also suggest that memory reinterpretation can occur in light emotional and mental states. Memory theory can be compared to many other sources, including Daniel Schacter’s Searching for Memory, Engel’s Context is All, and Radiolab. These theories can be used to analyze the theory and make comparisons. Daniel notes in “Schacter’s Searching for Memory Engel’s context is Everything” how researchers often ask people to recall their most joyful or saddest moments. Surprisingly, people often feel emotional when they remember sad events. However, people who remember happy moments can feel almost immediately elated. Emotion plays a significant role in memory. The emotional characteristics of a stimulus can affect how we process memory and perceive memory. Happy emotions will bring back happy memories while sad emotions will recall painful memories. This example shows that memory can be reinterpreted in light of emotional and mental state. Radio lab has another example that shows how memories can be reinterpreted in light of emotional and mental states. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in USA used a mild electric shock on mice to examine the genetic mechanism of memory. The mouse became very afraid of the special cage within a matter of minutes. They trembled the next time they entered it. Because the cage causes fear in the mouse, the next time they enter it, they will be able to recall the feeling. The fear of electric shocked reminded the rat of its cage so when he enters it again, he will tremble. Mice have a terrible memory of the cage. This illustrates how reinterpreting memories can be difficult in light of emotional and mental state.

All evidence supports that memory reinterpretation can be done in light emotional and mental states. Contemporary neuroscience has allowed researchers to examine the link between emotion, remembering and forgetting. It is a very flexible memory, which makes it difficult to study in the lab. Researchers have different opinions about how to induce certain emotions. All of these are obstacles to research. Neurological research is still trying to understand the relationship between memory and emotion.


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