Hi everyone! I thought this would be relevant for the community.

Celia Andreu-Sánchez and Miguel Ángel Martín-Pascual from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) together with José M Delgado-García from Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla, Spain) are editing this Special Issue in a collaboration between Frontiers in Neuroscience & Frontiers in Psychology.

Relevant topics (or related):

• Neurocinematics • Cognitive neuroscience and perception of audio-visual content • Visual perception of movies • Neuroscience methods applied to media content • Neurophysiology of media creators • Neurophysiology of media viewers

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts using techniques capable of approaching the brain activity of viewers, such as eye tracking, EEG, fMRI, and fNIRS, among others, from different strategies. Purely behavioural experiments are also welcome.

More info: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/45671/neuroscience-and-the-media

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Dear colleagues and friends,

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands is advertising a full-time position as assistant professor of film studies that might be interesting to some readers of this mailing list.

Here is the link: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S0009OFP

The application deadline is December 5; entry date of employment would be September 1, 2023.

Kind regards,

Miklós Kiss

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In this three-part study, Philip Cowan explores approaches to co-authorship in collaborative filmmaking to propose new ways of identifying, attributing, and evaluating the creative work of cinematographers. In the first part of the study, Cowan challenges the dominant, director-centered auteur approach to film studies, critiquing the historical development of authorship theory and providing a contemporary analysis of the cinematographer’s authorial role in creating images that communicate meaning through their construction. In the second part of the study, Cowan develops a new, comprehensive taxonomy of functional aesthetic elements of the moving image by synthesizing and updating the work of previous film theorists, in order to define the complexities of composition, movement, and lighting. Finally, by using the co-author approach and the analytical tools developed in part two of the book, Cowan provides an in-depth re-examination of the work of Gregg Toland, highlighting the historical neglect of the cinematographer’s artistic contribution to filmmaking and developing a fresh approach to the analysis of contemporary cinematography.

30% discount for a limited time with code: LXFANDF30 at rowman.com


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For who may be interested or signed up to the pre-conference workshops, here’s the relevant info:

Hello everyone!

On behalf of the workshop instructors and organizers, we want to welcome you to the SCSMI 1st Pre-Conference Methodology Workshops 2022 which will be held online on May 3rd.

Attached to this e-mail is the programme for you to look through with a slight update in the content/schedules and a Google Drive folder with pre-recorded material that will be accessible for you before the workshops. If you would like to watch these materials before the start of the workshops over the weekend, please feel free to do so.

Two important points:

1. Please note the first workshop with Tim J Smith will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. CET, but it will start with a live streaming of the pre-recorded session that you have access to in the Google Drive folder. This is of special relevance for attendees with big time zone differences, who may wish to pre-watch the theoretical part and directly attend the hands-on session (which will start at 11:45 CET).

2. Please note that the last hands-on part of the VCA Workshop with Sergio Benini has some easy prerequisites to download the material to work with during the hands-on. Please make sure you download this material beforehand (because it may take a bit of time) or save it on your Google Drive following the instructions on the Google Drive folder > Workshop 3 – VCA / Video Content Analysis – Materials> Prerequisites_for_HandsOn_Benini_SCSMI.pdf.

All the workshops will be hosted in the following Microsoft TEAMS link:


The room will remain open the entire day so you can join at any time you prefer.

If you have any doubts/questions that aren’t answered by this email, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee at this email or Cynthia Cabañas at ccaban01@mail.bbk.ac.uk.

We look forward to meeting you!

The SCSMI Pre-Conference Methodology Workshops Organizing Committee

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“I hope to attract media psychology scholarship that is grounded in the foundations of psychology scholarship and that pivots with our changing times in a way that’s beneficial to society.”
—Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
PPM Editor
The editorial board of Psychology of Popular Media (PPM) invites you to submit your manuscript to the journal.

PPM publishes empirical research on the psychological experience and effects of human interaction with popular media in all of its forms including social media, games, apps, and fictional narratives in all of their forms (e.g., film, television, books). For examples of the type of work published in the journal, check out these free-to-read PPM articles that were the #3 and #7 most-downloaded APA articles in 2021:
A closer look at appearance and social media: Measuring activity, self-presentation, and social comparison and their associations with emotional adjustment
Every (Insta)gram counts? Applying cultivation theory to explore the effects of Instagram on young users’ body image

The journal publishes both quantitative and qualitative empirical research as well as reviews, meta-analyses, and replications that contribute significantly to the field. Although PPM welcomes and encourages submissions from a wide variety of disciplines, topics should be linked to psychological theory and research.
PPM Editor, Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD, discusses her background, priorities for the journal, and her vision for the field. Read editor interview.
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Dear Colleagues,

Do not miss the Baltic NeuroCine kick-off conference May 16-18, at Tallinn  University — Open for online registering until May 16, 2022.

Register here  at the Official Tallinn University conference webpage


  • Uri Hasson, Princeton University: How we share memories across brains using storytelling
  • Katrin Heimann, Aarhus University: Making films come true – dreams about a neuro-phenomenology of the moving image and its consequences for our mind

Confirmed talks

  • Vittorio Gallese, University of Parma: Being moved. The embodiment of moving images
  • Clare Grall, Dartmouth College: From media to neuroscience: Leveraging the power of media to drive cognition
  • Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Aalto University School of Science: Movies and narratives as naturalistic stimuli in neuroimaging studies of perspective taking
  • Joseph P. Magliano, Georgia State University: The Contributions of Cinematics and Content on the Understanding of Film

Follow program updates and https://balticneurocineconf2022.sched.com

NeuroCine conference is organised as a GEECT Spring conference 2022 at the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School (BFM) with the generous support of the European grouping of film and television schools (GEECT), Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF), EU_Film program, and the EU Mobilitas funded Enactive Virtuality Lab.

Proposals and inquiries, pls email  <NeuroCineBFM@tlu.ee>
Register here 

See Official Tallinn University conference webpage HERE

Image by your host Pia Tikka, based on images byHeikki Leis (left) / Heini Saarimäki et al. (right).

Pia Tikka, Research Professor Enactive Virtuality Research Group

BFM & MEDIT, Tallinn Universityhttp://enactivevirtuality.tlu.ee/

Free download for researchers and students:Pia Tikka (2008) Enactive Cinema: Simulatorium Eisensteinense. Aalto University Books.

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