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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 • 11:30 - 12:00
SP Gal Raz, Ofir Shany and Tal Gonen. We’re chained in action: A Neuroscientific Model of Motivational Empathy

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Recent neuroscientific evidence points to the existence of a system that specializes in the real-time evaluation of the motivational state of another individual. This system, whose center is located in the anterior cingulate gyrus, is assumingly distinct from other networks underpinning the empathy-related processes of theory-of-mind and embodied simulation. We present a model that assigns a central role to this module in motivational empathy, embed it in a larger context of embodied cognition, discuss the significance of its constrains to cinematic empathy, and present preliminary fMRI evidence that support our model.


Gal Raz

Tel Aviv University
Gal Raz (PhD.) is a new faculty at the School of Film and Television, and School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University. He is currently establishing an interdisciplinary lab for immersive technologies at the Tel-Aviv Center for Brain Functions. Gal Raz has been using neuroimaging tools... Read More →

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