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    A window on reality: perceiving edited moving images

    Smith, Tim J. and Levin, D. and Cutting, J.E. (2012) A window on reality: perceiving edited moving images. Current Directions in Psychological Science 21 (2), pp. 107-113. ISSN 0963-7214.

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    Edited moving images entertain, inform, and coerce us throughout our daily lives, yet until recently, the way people perceive movies has received little psychological attention. We review the history of empirical investigations into movie perception and the recent explosion of new research on the subject using methods such as behavioral experiments, functional magnetic resonance imagery (fMRI) eye tracking, and statistical corpus analysis. The Hollywood style of moviemaking, which permeates a wide range of visual media, has evolved formal conventions that are compatible with the natural dynamics of attention and humans’ assumptions about continuity of space, time, and action. Identifying how people overcome the sensory differences between movies and reality provides an insight into how the same cognitive processes are used to perceive continuity in the real world.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): movies, visual cognition, eye movements, memory, attention, perception, space, time
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Moving Image, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIMI), Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 08:33
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:03


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