CHECK OUT NINA’S PROJECT IN SEASON 4 OF STRANGER THINGS ON NETFLIX!
Stranger Things is now on Netflix! Continue reading to learn more about Nina Project! Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 5, aptly titled Nina Project, begins with a cryptic message. Read on to find out when Part 2 will be available.
As one of Dr. Sam Owens’ agents (Harmon, but the kids call him Unknown Hero Agent Man) dies, he leaves them with a desperate request. “Nina…Nina…the here’s number,” Harmon gurgles, handing Mike Wheeler and Will Byers a pen. Read on to learn about the ages of the actors and characters.
What exactly is Nina’s name? Harmon, unfortunately, is unable to predict when he will die. Fortunately, Stranger Things viewers quickly realize that the question isn’t “Who is Nina?” but “What is Nina?” Please allow us to explain.
WHAT EXACTLY IS NINA PROJECT?
Many of Dr. Brenner’s experiments at the Hawkins lab were traumatic in and of themselves, but with Nina Project, he appears to have dedicated himself to something that has the potential to help trauma patients.
The brain suppresses memories that it cannot process in the short term, shielding the individual from the emotional pain of reliving certain experiences.
Repressed memories, on the other hand, can be crippling in the long run. In Season 4 of Stranger Things, Eleven must deal with these memories not only to regain her powers but also to grow as a person.
According to Owens, the sole goal of Project Nina is to discover a way to restore Eleven’s abilities. Dr. Brenner suggests in Season 4 of Stranger Things that Eleven has lost her powers in the same way that people who have had a stroke change character, lose abilities, and have difficulty speaking.
He believes that forcing Eleven to relive her repressed memory will allow her to have the experiences that unlocked her potential in the first place.
Interestingly, Dr. Brenner’s Project Nina is an extension of the sensory deprivation tank he used at Hawkins Lab.
Repressed memories are best retrieved when the brain is in a state similar to when they were formed, so the sensory deprivation chamber is a direct link to Eleven’s origin story. Eleven and I experience Nina Project as if it were a kind of time travel.
This is especially true in Stranger Things season 4 episode 7, in which Eleven’s memories of One overlap with Vecna telling Nancy Wheeler the truth about her origins.
Of course, Nina Project isn’t actually time travel; it’s just a window into Eleven’s repressed memories, experiences so traumatic that her mind hid them from her in self-defense.
Dr. Brenner is probably correct in his belief that Eleven must confront these memories in order to regain her powers in Stranger Things Season 4.