Neurofilmology of the Moving Image
Title
Neurofilmology of the Moving Image
Subtitle
Gravity and Vertigo in Contemporary Cinema
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€ 98,99
ISBN
9789048553709
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Number of pages
254
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Acknowledgements

I Vertigo
Towards a Neurofilmology

II Acrobatics
On the wires of empathy

III Fall
Descent to equilibrium

IV Impact
Experiencing the unrepresentable

V Overturning
Upside-down dissimulations

VI Drift
Ungraspable environments

VII Flight
Towards an Ecofilmology

Bibliography
Filmography
Index
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Adriano D'Aloia

Neurofilmology of the Moving Image

Gravity and Vertigo in Contemporary Cinema

A walk suspended in mid-air, a fall at breakneck speed towards a fatal impact with the ground, an upside-down flip into space, the drift of an astronaut in the void… Analysing a wide range of films, this book brings to light a series of recurrent aesthetic motifs through which contemporary cinema destabilizes and then restores the spectator’s sense of equilibrium. The 'tensive motifs' of acrobatics, fall, impact, overturning, and drift reflect our fears and dreams and offer embodied forms of transcendence of the limits of our human condition along with an awareness of their insurmountable nature. Adopting the approach of 'Neurofilmology'—an interdisciplinary method that puts filmology, perceptual psychology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive neuroscience into dialogue—this book implements the paradigm of embodied cognition in a new ecological epistemology of the moving-image experience.
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Adriano D'Aloia

Adriano D’Aloia is an Associate Professor of Film and Media studies at the University of Bergamo, Italy.