Speaker: Pia Tikka
Time: Wednesday, November 13 , 4-5:50pm
Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building (SCI), Room 108
Title: “Neurocinematics: recent findings and an outlook to future”
This presentation will give an overview of neurocinematics, the paradigm that uses movies as stimuli in studies of human brain functions. Examples of recent findings will be given, as well as an outlook to issues concerning interactivity from the point of view of brain imaging.
Pia Tikka, PhD, filmmaker-researcher, has directed feature films Daughters of Yemanjá (1996), Sand Bride ( 1998), and worked in a range of international film productions. Her enactive cinema project Obsession (2005) is awarded with Möbius Prix Nordic of interactive storytelling. She is co-author of interactive film-game The Third Woman (2009). After her book Enactive Cinema: Simulatorium Eisensteinense (2008), she has elaborated further the concept of Enactive Media. Currently Pia Tikka leads her research group NeuroCine at Aalto University (Finland), which combines filmmaking practice with the methods of neuroimaging in order to study neural basis of cinematic imagination.