2016 - 2017

0851-9063-01
  Neuroaesthetics and Cinema                                                                           
FACULTY OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Gal RazMexico - Arts117Mon1400-1800 Sem  2
 
 
University credit hours:  4.0

Course description
The course will critically introduce central approaches to the study of art in general and cinema in specific based on accumulating neuroscientific knowledge. Its first part will be dedicated to the heated debate over the validity of the neuroscientific explanations of aesthetic experiences. The second part will focus on the significance of specific neuroscientific findings to the understanding of empathy. Finally, we will examine how updated neuroscientific observations may be integrated with "continental philosophy", such as that of Deleuze, for understanding the uniqueness of contemporary cinematic works.

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