ArC: Art in Conversation: Empathy and cinematic experience 

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This is emotional! Empathy and cinematic experience 

online on 18th May 2022, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm UK time. 

Cinematic language evolved to affect our emotions: we feel emotional while watching movies; we empathise with movie characters, even though we know they are fictional. What are the philosophical, psychological and neural mechanisms underlying these effects?

Katalin Eva Balint, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Communication Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Murray Smith, Professor of Film, Director of the Aesthetics Research Centre, and Divisional Deputy Director of Research & Innovation (Interdisciplinarity), University of Kent


If you would like to join this seminar, please email the organizers: Nicole Ruta & Marina Iosifian