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Naturalizing Aesthetic Experience

The Role of (Liberated) Embodied Simulation

Vittorio Gallese

cooperative naturalism, Smith argues, a naturalized aesthetics of film and art can be productively pursued by taking advantage of the contributions of evolutionary theory and cognitive neuroscience. The limited space available here prevents me from doing

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Mirror Neurons and Film Studies

A Cautionary Tale from a Serious Pessimist

Malcolm Turvey

on neuroscience to explain our responses to film. As the philosopher David Davies correctly states, our “inquiry concerning the arts should be informed by our best understandings in those sciences that bear upon the cognitive and perceptual capacities

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The Neuroscience of Film

Vittorio Gallese and Michele Guerra

cognitive abilities of Homo sapiens. Cognitive neuroscience can provide new heuristic tools linking nature and culture through the empirical investigation of the brain-body mechanisms supporting both human creative processes and the reception of their

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Cyclic Existence, Iteration, and Digital Transcendence

Lu Yang's Live Motion Capture Performances

Ashley Lee Wong

Lu Yang's work brings contemporary culture, science and technology from neuroscience, motion capture and games, together with traditional Chinese medicine and anatomy and Buddhist and Hindu iconographies in a multi-layering of temporalities, as

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Governing through the Brain

Neuropolitics, Neuroscience and Subjectivity

Nikolas Rose and Joelle Abi-Rached

This article considers how the brain has become an object and target for governing human beings. How, and to what extent, has governing the conduct of human beings come to require, presuppose and utilize a knowledge of the human brain? How, and with what consequences, are so many aspects of human existence coming to be problematized in terms of the brain? And what role are these new 'cerebral knowledges' and technologies coming to play in our contemporary forms of subjectification, and our ways of governing ourselves? After a brief historical excursus, we delineate four pathways through which neuroscience has left the lab and became entangled with the government of the living: psychopharmacology, brain imaging, neuroplasticity and genomics. We conclude by asking whether the 'psychological complex' of the twentieth century is giving way to a 'neurobiological complex' in the twenty-first, and, if so, how the social and human sciences should respond.

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Dramatic Irony

A Case Study in the Mutual Benefit of Combining Social Neuroscience with Film Theory

Cynthia Cabañas, Atsushi Senju, and Tim J. Smith

understanding of cinematic dramatic irony have occurred through two traditionally separate paths of research—film studies and social neuroscience—whose findings can complement each other but are not generally integrated. Cross-disciplinary research can bring

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How to Be a Moderate Optimist about Neuroscience in Film Theory and Other Places

William P. Seeley

, 19 ) Interdisciplinary research about art in the key of neuroscience is on the rise. It has been for some time. It should come as no surprise that art and neuroscience are explanatory bedfellows. Artists’ productive strategies are quite

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Film Studies and the New Science

Ira Konigsberg

Film theory has been much involved with psychology, especially with the viewer's perceptual and emotional response to the images on the screen. Psychoanalytic and cognitive film theories, though not exactly kindred spirits, have so far dominated psychological film studies. At the present time, technology offers neuroscience methods to explore the brain that open up the discourse on the mind. This article explains ways in which neuroscience, and its study of the brain, can extend our understanding and theory of film by exploring three areas of our response to cinema. Although the perception of motion is a complicated business, the phenomenon of implied motion suggests the brain's readiness to find movement even when there is none and links together many of the same perceptual mechanisms we use when viewing film and also the world outside the theater. Attention, focus, and binding are essential for us to make sense of the vast amount of stimuli that bombard our eyes. They explain what we see and do not see when viewing film and also the way film technique controls our understanding of the action on the screen. Finally, the argument about what we feel and do not feel when watching the characters on the screen may receive some clarification by neuroscience's investigation of "mirror neurons" in our brain.

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Triangulation Revisited

Murray Smith

Whenever a new paradigm, research program, or methodology enters the scene, sparks are apt to fly—there might even be blood. So it has been with the emergence of neurocinematics , the study of cinema using the tools of neuroscience. In this

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Aesthetics of Futurism

Lu Yang's Art and an Organological Redefinition of the Human in the Planetary Age

Hai Ren

, neuroscience, and digital technology to question and reinvent the human form as an emergent aesthetics of the planetary age. Lu's artworks are known for their innovative thinking on the human body and the brain. While allowing us to critically reflect on the