Marie Amanda Frances E. Cruel 111021
PSY 106 – B PCN:14
Awakenings/ Lorenzo’s Oil
Since I started university in the Ateneo two years ago, I’ve heard many things about the subject Physiological Psychology from friends in older batches. They warned me all about the difficulty of the course but told me the really fun things we would experience in class, like donating blood and watching Dr. Cuenca demonstrate the action potential through body gestures (“action potential, action potential, sliiiiiiiide!”). However, no one ever told me that we would watch two movies that would have enough power to really move me but at the same time help me see how the lessons taken up in class can be realistically applied in life. In this paper, I will reflect on the things I’ve learned through the two movies regarding life and the power of the spirit.
The two movies applied the lessons discussed in class in real life. Both movies drove me to the realization that the things I learn in this class are not merely a boundless amount of terms and definitions to memorize or color coded illustrations presented on an overhead projector that are meaningless. The structures we learn about in class are indeed real, and I know this because they exist inside me. These structures function around the clock, yet I never really notice so. I never notice these, yet they are what sustain and regulate my body’s operation so I am able to function properly in life.