Comunicação Internacional
On the Empathic Effects and Experience of Film: neuroscientific accounts and dramaturgical-aesthetic considerations
Organização:  CFCUL
Anfiteatro FCiências.ID e Videoconferência
13 / 12 / 2022

The relationship between film and neuroscience has been recently addressed by Vittorio Gallese (neuroscientist) and Michele Guerra (film theorist) in their book The Empathic Screen (2022). In this seminar I explore a major aspect of this interplay, namely the interrelated relationship between film making and reception, by providing an aesthetic and dramaturgical reflection on how certain aspects of cinematic storytelling—such as style, rhythm, characters, narrative, shot-scales and editing—are “emotionally prefocused” or may be designed so as to elicit distinct empathic effects.

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