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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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Wednesday, June 14 • 10:30 - 11:00
SP Claire Howlin, Guido Orgs and Staci Vicary. The Search for kinaesthetic empathy: performer acceleration, aesthetic responses and physiological arousal

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Recent approaches to embodied cognition have focussed on proprioceptive body-to-body transmissions of aesthetic experiences. Emphasizing that understanding of moving images comes from a direct mapping of observed physical gestures onto the audiences’ own motor repertoire, leading to a sense of motor resonance. Using video recorded dance performances this study empirically tested the assertion that aesthetic responses are based in embodied cognition, through a proprioceptive body-to-body mechanism. Aesthetic interaction was compared to performer acceleration and overall rate of visual change of the moving image, with the hypothesis that performer acceleration should be a greater predictor of aesthetic preference than visual change.

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Claire Howlin

Goldsmiths University
Claire is a doctoral researcher with the media entertainment lab at University College Dublin, with research interests in embodied cognition, the role of aesthetic experience in music interventions, and arousal responses to media entertainment. Having graduated from the music mind... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 10:30 - 11:00 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki