Projections

The Journal for Movies and Mind

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Editor: Stephen Prince, Virginia Tech

WINNER OF THE 2008 AAP/PSP PROSE AWARD FOR BEST NEW JOURNAL IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES!

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Published in association with The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image and The Forum for Movies and Mind

Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that explores the way in which the mind experiences, understands, and interprets the audio-visual and narrative structures of cinema and other visual media. Recognizing cinema as an art form, the journal aims to integrate established traditions of analyzing media aesthetics with current research into perception, cognition and emotion, according to frameworks supplied by psychology, psychoanalysis, and the cognitive and neurosciences. Submissions are welcomed from a variety of scholarly methods within the humanities and the sciences, from aesthetic to empirical, theoretical, and historical approaches. The journal seeks to facilitate a dialogue between scholars in these disciplines and bring the study of moving image media to the forefront of contemporary intellectual debate.



Subjects: Film Studies
 




Forthcoming Issue

Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring 2015

 

From the Editor

 

Articles

Précis of Flicker: Your Brain on Movies
Jeffrey M. Zacks

Brain Science and Film Theory: Reassessing the Place of Cognitive Discontinuity in Cinema
Maria Poulaki

Black Holes and White Space: Ellipsis and Pause in Steve McQueen’s Hunger
Jennie Carlsten

A Dialogue with Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp on the SEEKING System: Breaking the Divide between Emotion and Cognition in Film Studies
Karin Luisa Badt

The Science of Storytelling: Perspectives from Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and the Humanities 
Frederick Luis Aldama

 

Book Reviews

D.N. Rodowick,Elegy for Theory
Malcolm Turvey

Ted Nannicelli and Paul Taberham, eds., Cognitive Media Theory
Mette Hjort

Eugenie Brinkema, The Forms of the Affects
Julian Hanich

Frederick Luis Aldama, Mex-Ciné: Mexican Filmmaking, Production, and Consumption in the Twenty-First Century
Christopher Gonzalez