I am proud to announce the first 'Cognition at the Movies' study day hosted by myself and Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI).
Saturday November 9th 10am to 6:30pm (B35, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX; number 1 on the map http://www.bbk.ac.uk/downloads/centrallondon.pdf)
Since cinema’s inception filmmakers and theorists have been interested in the relationship between film and its audience. How do directorial decisions influence what we see on the screen and how does a viewer’s prior beliefs and interests influence how they experience a film? Cognitive Science, the interdisciplinary investigation of mental phenomena using theories and techniques from neuroscience, psychology and philosophy has recently begun to be applied to these questions of film cognition. This workshop will bring together film theorists, cognitive psychologists and philosophers in an exploration of the relationship between film and its audience.
Keynote presentation ‘by Prof Torben Grodal (Copenhagen) author of Moving Pictures and Embodied Visions.
Comic Entertainment, Film, and the Embodied Brain
Event is free but please register as spaces are limited: https://cognitivism.
10-10:15 Welcome and Introduction
10:15-11 Prof. Ian Christie (Birkbeck) - Psychology in the dark: just what is it we want to know?
11-11:45 Dr. William Brown (Roehampton) - He(u)retical Film Theory: Cinema and the Brain
11:45-12:30 Prof. Sheena Rogers (James Mason U.) - Towards Transcendence: Cognitive Components of the Sublime in Art
12:30-1:30 Lunch break
1:30-2:30 KEYNOTE: Prof. Torben Grodal (Copenhagen) - Comic Entertainment, Film, and the Embodied Brain
2:30-3:15 Dr. Paul Taberham (Kent-Canterbury) - Avant-Garde Film in an Evolutionary Context
3:15-4:00 Prof. Murray Smith (Kent-Canterbury) - Murder Ballads
4-4:15 Coffee break
4:15-35 Steve Hinde (Bristol) - A Study of Attention while People Watch Movies.
4:35-5 Parag K. Mital (Goldsmiths) - Resynthesizing Perception
5-5:45 Dr. Tim J. Smith (Birkbeck) - Cinematic Universality: Do I see the same movie you see?
5:45 - 6:30 Discussion
6:30 + Wine reception
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