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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Tuesday, June 13 • 11:00 - 11:30
SP Moran Ovadia, Gal Raz and Talma Hendler. 2 Sisters - 2 Neuropsychological Constellations in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia

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2 Sisters - 2 Neuropsychological Constellations in Lars von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA

This presentation offers a neuroaesthetic account of Lars von Trier’s apocalyptic and moving piece Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011). In light of recent evidence on the ways in which the interplay between large-scale brain networks underlies various aspects of subjectivity and selfhood and facilitates empathic experiences, we propose that Melancholia is a “neuroscientific thought experiment” (to rephrase Thomas Elsaesser, 2015) that examines, by the comparison of two mental arrays, a hypothesis regarding the manner in which we may cope with a certain state of extreme stress - the world coming to an end.

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Moran Ovadia

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Center for Brain Functions
Moran Ovadia is an MA student in the Film Studies Program at the Tel Aviv University Steve Tisch School of Film and Television. She completed a BFA at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (2008); wrote and directed several short films, which have been exhibited in galleries... Read More →

Tuesday June 13, 2017 11:00 - 11:30 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki