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