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The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image is an interdisciplinary organization made up of scholars interested in cognitive, philosophical, aesthetic, neuro‐physiological, and evolutionary psychological approaches to the analysis of film and other moving‐image media. Members of SCSMI seek to understand, among other things, the ways in which perceptual, psychological and neural processes relate to spectators’ affective responses, to their comprehension of narratives and other film forms, and to the saliency and effects of particular stylistic features of films. Members also raise questions about how artistic strategies, such as narrative construction, audio‐visual technique, and the creation of emotional responses, may be amenable to naturalistic explanations in a cognitive framework. Members are likewise interested in the implications of empirical findings for film theories, as well as philosophical theory‐building and conceptual clarification.