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 8, Issue 2, Winter 2014

 

From the Editor

 

Articles

Blood Splats and Bodily Collapse: Reported Realism and the Perception of Violence in Combat Films and Video Games
Stuart Bender

Judge Dread: What We Are Afraid of When We Are Scared at the Movies
Julian Hanich

Shot Scale Distribution: An Authorial Fingerprint or a Cognitive Pattern
András Bálint Kovács

The Circular Camera Movement: Style, Narration, and Embodiment
Lennard Højbjerg

Forking Cinematic Paths to the Self: Neurocinematically Informed Model of Empathy in Motion Pictures
Gal Raz and Talma Hendler

 

Book Reviews

Ariel Rogers, Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies
Stephen Prince

Jinhee Choi and Mattias Frey, eds., Cine-Ethics: Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship
Carl Plantinga