Father of the Cyborgs

Dir: David Burke
Ireland / 2021 / 78mins

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Neurologist Phil Kennedy made global headlines in the late 90’s when, determined to unlock the mystery of communication for locked-in patients, he implanted wire electrodes in the brain of a paralysed man, and taught him to control a computer cursor with his mind. He was compared to Alexander Graham Bell and became famously known as ‘The Father of the Cyborgs’.

Decades later in 2014, frustrated by lack of funding and still driven to push forward with his research, Kennedy shocked the medical and scientific community by traveling to South America to have his own brain implanted with electrodes.

Father of the Cyborgs is a fascinating insight into the life of the renegade and controversial neuroscientist, examining.

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