Subjective Time Perception in watching moving images

Is finally out the first important paper coming from our research project on “Subjective Experience and Estimation of Moving-Image Time” (SEEM_IT)”. Proud to share it!

Abstract 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

My first article on the project “Audiovisual experience & time perception”

WHAT TIME IS IN? SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE AND EVALUATION OF MOVING IMAGE TIME, in Reti, saperi, linguaggi – Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences number 1, 2018, January-June, pp. 81-96, DOI: 10.12832/90973

This paper sketches the main lines and introduces the first results of a theoretical and empirical research set within the framework of Neurofilmology and focused on the Subjective Experience and Evaluation of Moving Image Time (SEEM_ IT). In the first section, the paper reconstructs the state of the art of time studies in different disciplinary fields. The second section explains some underlying options of the research. Notably, it adopts the hypothesis (currently prevalent in neuroscience), that links time perception to movement and proprioception; and connects it to the idea that the perception of movement triggers processes of embodied simulation, which in turn are responsible for the perception of time. Film watching would, therefore, constitute a particularly rich and articulated experience of time. The last section presents the results of an experiment aiming to evaluate the role of editing styles in determining quantitative and qualitative aspects of SEEM_IT. The results show that fast-paced editing usually tends to produce a sensation of higher speed of both the time flow rate and the observed action rate, and an overestimation of the clip durations; however, the type of action displayed can modify this outcome.

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My Article on hypnosis in Trilby (between novel and movies) available on Academia.edu

My article (in Italian) “Voce, scena, suggestione in ‘Trilby’. La donna ipnotizzata dal romanzo di George du Maurier ai film di Maurice Tourneur e Archie Mayo (1894-1931)”, in Roberta Carpani, Laura Peja, Laura Aimo (eds.), Scena madre. Donne personaggi e interpreti della realtà. Studi per Annamaria Cascetta, Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 2014, pp. 417-426. ISBN 9788834327739 Available on line at my Academia.edu page