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 Murray Smith
In case anyone is in or near my neighbourhood on 18 November…
By Kathrin Fahlenbrach
Dear SCSMI-colleagues, I’m happy to announce the recent publication of the book “Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games: Cognitive Approaches”, edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, London/New York: Routledge. Link: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138850835 The book documents the increasing research on gestalt based, … more . . .
By Aaron Taylor
SCREENING CHARACTERS Editors: Johannes Riis (University of Copenhagen) Aaron Taylor (University of Lethbridge) Often the most immediate object of interest for audiences, characters frequently serve as the direct means by which we engage with a work of media. The figures … more . . .