Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Hardcover | April 4, 2013

EditorArthur P. Shimamura

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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 ourmovie experience - or what Arthur P. Shimamura has coined "psychocinematics." 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.

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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 ourmovie experience - or what Arthur P. Shimam...

Arthur P. Shimamura is Professor of Psychology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199862133

ISBN - 13:9780199862139

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ContributorsAcknowledgmentsArthur P. Shimamura: Preface1. Arthur P. Shimamura: Psychocinematics: Issues and DirectionsPart I. Philosophical Foundations2. David Bordwell: The Viewer's Share: Models of Mind in Explaining Film3. Noel Carroll and William P. Seeley: Cognitivism, Psychology, and Neuroscience: Movies as Attentional Engines4. Joseph D. Anderson: Toward an Ecology of the Arts5. Carl Plantinga: The Affective Power of MoviesPart II. Sensory and Attentional Features of Movies6. Katherine J. Thomson-Jones: Sensing Motion in Movies7. Kaitlin L. Brunick, James E. Cutting, and Jordan E. DeLong: Low-Level Features of Film: What They Are and Why We Would Be Lost Without Them8. Sheena Rogers: Truth, Lies, and Meaning in Slow Motion Images9. Tim J. Smith: Watching You Watch Movies: Using Eye Tracking to Inform Film TheoryPart III. Knowledge, Imagination, and Narratives10. Todd Berliner: Hollywood Storytelling and Aesthetic Pleasure11. Stephan Schwan: The Art of Simplifying Events12. Jeffrey M. Zacks: Constructing Event Representations During Film Comprehension13. Daniel T. Levin, Alicia M. Hymel, and Lewis Baker: Belief, Desire, Action, and Other Stuff: Theory of Mind in MoviesPart IV. Driving Emotions With Movies14. Keith Oatley: How Cues on the Screen Prompt Emotions in the Mind15. Gal Raz, Boaz Hagin, and Talma Hendler: E-Motion Pictures of the Brain: Recursive Paths between Affective Neuroscience and Film Studies16. Monika Suckfall: Emotion Regulation by Switching between Modes of Reception17. Ed Tan: The Empathic Animal Meets the Inquisitive Animal in the Cinema: Notes on a Psychocinematics of Mind ReadingIndex