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.
By Felix Schröter
Dear SCSMI members, for those of you who are interested in video games: Just a few weeks after this year’s SCSMI conference in Berlin there will be a conference on “Games, Cognition, and Emotion” in Hamburg, Germany (5-6th July 2013). … more . . .
By Stephan Schwan
In a recent paper, we investigated inference processes during watching educational movies. In three experiments we found that viewers make online bridging inferences, that these inferences are integrated into the mental representation of the film’s content, and that the visual … more . . .
By Carl Plantinga
Interview with Vittorio Gallese Some of you may be interested in this interview with V. Gallese in the Huffington Post, by SCSMI member Karin Badt. Gallese is working on a project on mirror neurons and the cinema. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karin-badt/mirror-neurons-and-why-we b 3239534.html