Mirador de la Memoria: A NeuroScience Fiction Suspense
by Ewa Miendlarzewska on 2018-11-20
“Happiness is, after all, just a brain state.”
This statement takes Emma Printemps by surprise when she first interviews Dr. Paulina Kochanowska, an aging affective neuroscientist and victim of her own inventions. Paulina is on house arrest, having been accused of ethical misconduct for experimenting with holographic human memory transfer.
To fix the puzzling epidemic of human loneliness, Paulina together with a group of neuroscientists, tried to unite the experiences from several brains in one supercomputer emulation in Ticino in a secret venture—Project Unison.
But now, imprisoned in her Geneva home and awaiting the verdict, Dr. Kochanowska decides to confess her lifetime accomplishments to the young biography writer. They race against time to save her autobiographic memory from oblivion and uncover the truth about the algorithms inside her most brilliant neuroinvention—the mysterious affective companion robot Salvatore.