Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

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Largely through trial and error, filmmakers have developed engaging techniques that capture our sensations, thoughts, and feelings. Philosophers and film theorists have thought deeply about the nature and impact of these techniques, yet few scientists have delved into empirical analyses of our movie experience-or what Arthur P. Shimamura has coined qpsychocinematics.q This edited volume introduces this exciting field by bringing together film theorists, philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to consider the viability of a scientific approach to our movie experience.In closing, the most important endogenous factor that may influence how we watch movies must be acknowledged: narrative. While film ... For example, do we seek out a character quicker when we know he is the murderer in a film noir? Do weanbsp;...

Title:Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies
Author: Arthur P. Shimamura
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-02-21

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