Science and the Universe - Cinema and Cognition

CLLC-L130 / CLASS 30826 — Spring 2020

Cravens B
Days and Times
Tu/Th 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 3 credits
Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary course that combines research in film studies and psychology to explore how the visual ‘language’ of film interacts with human perception, cognition and emotion. The course will explore different areas of film production (e.g., camera angle, camera movement, editing, lighting, sound…) and focus on the psychological effects that these techniques trigger on viewers, as shown by experimental research. As we learn about the different technical aspects involved in the making of moving images, we will also learn about human cognition how the two relate to each other.

Instructor: Lucia Cores Sarria

Collins Seminars: Selected by Board of Educational Programming (BOEP)