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.

From the Forum

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     … more . . .

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). … more . . .

New article on Documentary and Cognitive theory

By Ib Bondebjerg

Ib Bondebjerg have published a new article in the online Journal Media and Communication, an open access peer reviewed publication. The title of the article is: Documentary and Cognitive Theory: Narrative, Emotion and Memory. Abstract This article deals with the … more . . .

CfP: Bad Sex Anthology

By Rikke Schubart

Call for contributions Bad Sex: Women, Media, and the Art of Sexual Transgression Edited by Rikke Schubart & Malin Isaksson Representations of “bad sex” generate contradictory emotions of fascination, disgust, pleasure, and excitement. The titillating opening question of each True … more . . .