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.

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The Malick Illusion: Perceptual segmentation in The Thin Red Line

By Luis Rocha Antunes

I wrote an essay for Film International on the idea of perceptual segmentation in film where I look at a speech illusion in Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line (1998). I call it the Malick Illusion and I look at its...

Surface-Birkbeck-02SCSMI 2015, London – CFP

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A study in cinematic subjectivity

By Maarten Coëgnarts

Dear SCSMI members, Please allow us to share with you our paper entitled “A study in cinematic subjectivity: Metaphors of perception in film” that just came out in Metaphor and the Social World. This study can be downloaded from our...

EEG Experiment on Camera Movements

By Michele Guerra

Dear members, you can find at the link below our paper “Moving Mirrors: A High-Density EEG Study Investigating the Effect of Camera Movements on Motor Cortex Activation during Action Observation” (Early Access, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience): http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/jocn_a_00602#.U8gceDn7y-A Best, Michele    ...