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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 • 11:30 - 12:00
SP Colin Burke, Lene Heiselberg, Katalin Balint and Brendan Rooney. Narration alone or accompanied by acted events in a historical documentary: Exploring cognitive effort and emotional arousal using measures of pupil dilation and skin conductance.

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Thirty-five participants’ pupil dilation (cognitive effort) and skin conductance (emotional arousal) responses were recorded as they viewed a documentary about historical events of Denmark. Specifically, we compare responses towards (1) scenes where the narrator recounts past events while directly talking to the camera, with (2) scenes where the narrator recounts past events while the events are acted out on screen. In this way, viewers’ mental models are constructed from only verbal information or from both verbal and visual descriptions of the past events. We predict differences in patterns of physiological responses for these different modes of presentation.

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Katalin Bálint

Assistant Professor, Tilburg University
Katalin Bálint is an assistant professor at Tilburg University (NL) in New Media Design. She was a postdoc researcher at Utrecht University (NL) and after that at University of Augsburg (DE). Her research expertise lies in the domains of psychology, film studies and communication... Read More →

Tuesday June 13, 2017 11:30 - 12:00 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki