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

New article on Documentary and Cognitive theory

By Ib Bondebjerg

Ib Bondebjerg have published a new article in the online Journal Media and Communication, an open access peer reviewed publication. The title of the article is: Documentary and Cognitive Theory: Narrative, Emotion and Memory. Abstract This article deals with the … more . . .

CfP: Bad Sex Anthology

By Rikke Schubart

Call for contributions Bad Sex: Women, Media, and the Art of Sexual Transgression Edited by Rikke Schubart & Malin Isaksson Representations of “bad sex” generate contradictory emotions of fascination, disgust, pleasure, and excitement. The titillating opening question of each True … more . . .

SCSMI – invitation to membership involvement

By Luis Rocha Antunes

Trondheim, April 2nd 2014 Dear SCSMI members, As an active member of this society, I sense this is a good timing, given the recent changes in the presidency and the approaching of the annual conference, to encourage you all to … more . . .

Metaphor, Bodily Meaning, and Cinema

By Maarten Coëgnarts

Dear SCSMI members, We are pleased to inform you that the special issue of Image [&] Narrative entitled “Metaphor, Bodily Meaning, and Cinema” (Vol 15, No 1) is now available online (full text) at the following website: Hopefully this … more . . .