Neurofilmology: A theory and a model of analysis of media experience

This research aims to develop a theory of and a model for analysing media experiences, considered as living and lived, embodied, situated forms of social experience.

This approach starts from a semiotic and culturological background, but gathers many hints from phenomenological reflection and takes into account the latest results of cognitive neuroscience.


in Lorenzo Vilches Manterola (ed.), Diccionario de teorías narrativas 2. Narratología, cine, videojuego, medios, Barcelona, Caligrama Editorial – Penguin Random House, 2021, pp. 547-560.

La neurofilmologie. Une théorie pragmatique de l’audiovisuel en dialogue avec les sciences neurocognitives

Dans ¿ Interrogations. Révue multidisciplinaire de sciences humaines et sociales ? N° 27. Du pragmatisme en sciences humaines et sociales. Bilan et perspectives, 2019

Tags: Film Theory; Cognitive neurosciences; Semiotics; Pragmatics; Semiopragmatics

Neurofilmology. Film Studies and the Challenge of Neurosciences

by Adriano D’Aloia and Ruggero Eugeni. Introduction to the Special Issue #22 of the Journal Cinéma et Cie, Spring-Winter 2014, pp. 9-26

Tags: film theory; film semiotics; cognitive neurosciences; neurofilmology; story and discourse

A Semiotic Theory of Media Experience

Paper presented with the title “Media Experiences and practices of analysis. For a critical pragmatics of media” at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) International Workshop “Practicing Theory”, University of Amsterdam, March 2-4, 2011

tags: semiotics; media; consciousness; experience; situated cognition; embodiment; media studies