1 x 1 hr. Documentary

My Brain Made Me Do It

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Merit Entertainment Inc.

When a brutal crime is committed who is ultimately to blame – the perpetrator or their brain?

We’ve all heard people say, ‘It was beyond my control’ or ‘I couldn’t stop myself’. We like to think that we’re all ultimately in control of our actions. But how true is this really? Neuroscientists are generating new research that sheds light on why some people can’t stop themselves from committing harmful or criminal acts. This is creating new challenges for the justice system and making us re-evaluate the way we sentence, punish, and rehabilitate people for criminal behaviour. Featuring lead scientist, David Eagleman, director of the Center for Science and, Law and author of international best selling books, Incognito and The Brain, MY BRAIN MADE ME DO IT, a new documentary by Merit Motion Pictures challenges our most fundamental beliefs about crime, punishment, and free will.


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In the Media

"The show asks some important questions about how the human brain affects behaviour and how the criminal justice system deals with this information. " -Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law
"reconsider just how much control you actually have over your normal day-to-day routine." - Brad Oswald, Winnipeg Free Press