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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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Monday, June 12 • 15:30 - 16:30
LP Chiao-I Tseng, Jochen Laubrock, Jessie Nixon and John Bateman. Constraining film narrative interpretation through combinations of cohesion in film and eye-tracking

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In this talk we present our results from a pilot study, examining to what degree variation in patterns of cohesion in film may correlate with differences in attention and eye-tracking behavior. To explore this, we first manipulated elements within cohesive structures, e.g. removing written and spoken verbal signs of settings on the screen in sequences in Memento and comparing these to sequences in The Birds, Monty Python, Back to the Future. This permits investigation of the extent to which cohesive connections function as factors correlating with viewers’ attentional behaviour. These results offer new insight on the way that viewers’ fine-grained attentional behaviour and their higher-level interpretation of character and spatial relations in film narrative can be related, both theoretically and methodologically in empirical studies.

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Jochen Laubrock

University of Potsdam
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Chiao-I Tseng

Bremen University
Chiao-I Tseng is a research fellow at the University of Bremen, Germany. She is the author of the book Cohesion in Film: Tracking Film Element (2013, Palgrave) and several journal articles and book chapters on the empirical film analysis of textual coherence, authorship, genre, digital... Read More →

Monday June 12, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 EEST
A-305 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki