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Mirror Neurons and Why We Love Cinema: A Conversation with Vittorio Gallese and Michele Guerra in Parma

Karin Badt | Posted 07.13.2013 | Science
Karin Badt

Vittorio Gallese's latest interdisciplinary connection: mirror neurons and cinema. Why is it that we become so immersed when watching a film? What goes on inside our brains to create this empathetic connection with the screen?

Filmmaking Isn't Brain Surgery... Or Is It? The 7th Annual Topanga Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home
Karin Badt

The basic question behind the investigation is what makes film such a compelling art form. What is happening in the spectator's brain while watching images flicker on a screen to sound? Why are we so emotionally invested -- and even transformed?