SEEM_IT: Subjective Experience and Estimation of Moving-Image Time

This area is a follow up of the “Neurofilmological” one. Here I investigate (with the collaboration of a team of psychologists and neuroscientists, and by crossing theoretical analysis and empirical experimentation), how different semiotic and stylistic solutions of audiovisual texts determine different estimations and judgements of time duration and speed. The basic hypothesis is that the perception of time is embodied, and that it is in particular linked to the mirroring perception of movement: moving images are therefore to be considered as effective “time machines”.

For more information see also the website of the research project Time perception and performativity in audiovisual experiences: editing, camera movements, action and narrative manipulations. A neurofilmological approach (Prin project 2015 Perception, Performativity, and Cognitive Sciences). 


It Doesn’t Seem_It, But It Is. A Neurofilmological Approach to the Subjective Experience of Moving-Image Time

Chapter of the book A. Pennisi, A. Falzone (eds.), The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Performativity, Cham, Springer, 2020, pp. 243-265

DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22090-7_16

This article illustrates the first steps of a research project concerning the “Subjective Experience and Estimation of Moving-Image Time” (SEEM_IT). After introducing the theoretical background of the research, that links time perception to the embodied experience of movement, the article presents the main empirical results of an experiment aimed at assessing how spectators’ time perception is affected by the style of editing and the type of represented action in short video clips. Though the style of editing played a major role in influencing SEEM_IT, it also significantly interacted with the type of represented action. The article reassesses these findings by discussing them within the theoretical framework of the research.
Keywords: Time perception; Film experience; Neurofilmology; Duration estimation; Time passage; Editing; Action


What Time Is In? Subjective Experience and Evaluation of Moving Image Time

Article published in Reti, saperi, linguaggi – Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences, 1/2018, January-June, pp. 81-96, DOI: 10.12832/90973

This is the first article deriving from the project Time perception and performativity in audiovisual experiences: editing, camera movements, action and narrative manipulations. A neurofilmological approach (Prin project 2015 Perception, Performativity, and Cognitive Sciences). This paper sketches the main lines and introduces the first results of my theoretical and empirical research set within the framework of Neurofilmology and focused on the Subjective Experience and Evaluation of Moving Image Time (SEEM_ IT).