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Dear SCSMI members, for those of you who are interested in video games: Just a few weeks after this year’s SCSMI conference in Berlin there will be a conference on “Games, Cognition, and Emotion” in Hamburg, Germany (5-6th July 2013). … more . . .
In a recent paper, we investigated inference processes during watching educational movies. In three experiments we found that viewers make online bridging inferences, that these inferences are integrated into the mental representation of the film’s content, and that the visual … more . . .
Interview with Vittorio Gallese Some of you may be interested in this interview with V. Gallese in the Huffington Post, by SCSMI member Karin Badt. Gallese is working on a project on mirror neurons and the cinema. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karin-badt/mirror-neurons-and-why-we b 3239534.html
Dear SCSMI members, Anne and I are working on an anthology about women and Game of Thrones – both the book series and the HBO series – and we want to hear if any members are currently working with this … more . . .
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A recent psychological study (Marian & Shimamura, 2013, Amer. J. Psychology) presented short clips of dynamic facial expressions, such as a face moving from happy to neutral. In some cases, an emotional illusion occurred such that a “neutral” face appeared … more . . .