The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) is an interdisciplinary organization made up of scholars interested in cognitive, philosophical, aesthetic, neurophysiological, and evolutionary-psychological approaches to the analysis of film and other moving-image media. The society is on the forefront of studying how moving-image media shape and are shaped by human psychological activity.

From the Forum

Embodied Cognition and Cinema

By Maarten Coëgnarts

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that Leuven University Press has published our edited volume Embodied Cognition and Cinema. It is the first edited volume to explore the impact of the embodied cognition thesis on the scientific study … more . . .

CFC – Documentary and Cognitive Theory

By Catalin Brylla

Dear Colleagues, I hope you are interested in this Call for Chapter Proposals: Documentary and Cognitive Theory Editors: Catalin Brylla and Mette Kramer There has been very little convergence between documentary film studies and cognitive film theory. Documentary scholars deem … more . . .

With the past in front of the character

By Maarten Coëgnarts

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that our most recent paper entited “With the Past in Front of the Character: Evidence for Spatial-Temporal Metaphors in Cinema” has been published by Metaphor and Symbol, 30:3, 218-239, 2015. In our previous … more . . .


By Michele Guerra

Dear members, at the link below you find the table of contents and the abstracts from the last issue of Cinéma & Cie. International Film Studies Journal, edited by A. D’Aloia and R. Eugeni and devoted to “Neurofilmology: Audiovisual Studies and the … more . . .