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...

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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...

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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): Best, Michele    ...

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