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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

SCSMI2017 Helsinki program is under construction and changes are to occur. Meanwhile you may complete your personal information with a photo and some tags, so the other attendees and speakers will get to know more of you and your interests, and vice versa.

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Wednesday, June 14 • 14:00 - 14:30
SP Sampsa Huttunen. Right-Handed Action for Right-Handed Audiences: Does Handedness Affect the Film- Watching Experience?

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Previous neuroscientific studies suggest that observing human action activates motor and mirror neuron areas in the brain and has a role in creating empathy. Empathy, in turn, has been linked to identification and identification to the spectator’s enjoyment of the movie. The presentation discusses theories, hypotheses, and ideas related to an upcoming doctoral study about the role of handedness in this process.

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Sampsa Huttunen

PhD student, University of Helsinki
Sampsa Huttunen is a Finnish cinematographer and documentarist based in Helsinki. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences and a BA in Film and Media Design. He is currently preparing a doctoral thesis about the relation of handedness to film-watching experience at the Unive... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
A-305 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

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