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    This essay examines the motif of the upside-down image in cinema and focuses on the perceptual and cognitive activity of the spectator. In the first part, I refer to Maurice Merleau-Ponty discussion of psychological experiments on retinal inversion and describe the dynamic disembodiment/re-embodiment as a way of providing the spectator both the thrill of unbalance and the perceptual re-orientation functional to the cognitive comprehension of the film. In the second part, I analyse the formal and…Read more
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    Upside-down cinema: Simulation of the body in the film experience
    Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image 3 155-182. 2012.
    This essay examines the motif of the upside-down image in cinema and focuses on the perceptual and cognitive activity of the spectator. In the first part, I refer to Maurice Merleau-Ponty discussion of psychological experiments on retinal inversion and describe the dynamic disembodiment/re-embodiment as a way of providing the spectator both the thrill of unbalance and the perceptual re-orientation functional to the cognitive comprehension of the film. In the second part, I analyse the formal and…Read more
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    It Doesn’t Seem_It, But It Is. A Neurofilmological Approach to the Subjective Experience of Moving-Image Time
    with Ruggero Eugeni, Stefania Balzarotti, and Federica Cavaletti
    In Antonino Pennisi & Alessandra Falzone (eds.), The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Performativity, Springer Verlag. pp. 243-265. 2020.
    This article illustrates the first steps of a research project concerning the “Subjective Experience and Estimation of Moving-Image Time”. After introducing the theoretical background of the research, that links time perception to the embodied experience of movement, the article presents the main empirical results of an experiment aimed at assessing how spectators’ time perception is affected by the style of editing and the type of represented action in short video clips. Though the style of edi…Read more
  • The Editing Density of Moving Images Influences Viewers’ Time Perception: The Mediating Role of Eye Movements
    with Stefania Balzarotti, Federica Cavaletti, Barbara Colombo, Elisa Cardani, Maria Rita Ciceri, Alessandro Antonietti, and Ruggero Eugeni
    Cognitive Science 45 (4). 2021.