We have participated in the NeuroCine Kick-Off Conference. The conference took place in Tallinn, but we participated with an online conference.
The conference was organised as a GEECT Spring conference 2022 at the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School (BFM) with the support of the European grouping of film and television schools (GEECT), Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF), and EU Mobilitas Pluss project (MOBTT90) funded by the Estonian Research Council.
The NeuroCine research group at Baltic Film, Media, and Arts School is led by the Research Professor Pia Tikka and the cinematographer and Associate Professor of Film Arts Elen Lotman. Its objective is to coordinate ongoing and future research that applies neuroimaging and psychophysiological methods into studying cinematic arts and narrative sense-making under one umbrella. So far most activities that relate to human brain when viewing films (neurocinematics) have taken place within the cognitive and neuroscientific paradigms, while filmmakers and humanist film scholars in general have had minor roles. The NeuroCine team at BFM aims to fix this imbalance.
During two days, more than 20 conferences took place, in online and onsite modalities. Some highlighted participations included Uri Hasson, Victor Gallesse, Josep P. Magliano, among other.
Our conference was titled 'Media professionalization's effects on cognitive neurodynamics during audiovisual viewing'. We presented the results from a recent research published at the Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Journal.
You can find more about the NeuroCine Kick-Off Conference here