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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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): Best, Michele    ...

Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 13.31.47Cognitive Media Theory

By Paul Taberham

Fellow SCSMI members, myself and Ted Nannicelli are delighted to announce that the anthology Cognitive Media Theory is now available to purchase online. The book, as the title suggests, explores cinema and other media forms (e.g. video games and television)....