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The Cinematic Brain: Mapping the Human Emotion Circuits with Motion Pictures

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 5 – 7pm

The Cinematic Brain: Mapping the Human Emotion Circuits with Motion Pictures

A lecture by Dr. Lauri Nummenmaa (University of Turku) as part of the 2019 Neurohumanities Public Talks series.

Emotions promote our well-being in survival-salient situations. They are triggered by biologically relevant signals such as threats and physical harm or rewards including food consumption or social interaction. Yet, also abstract and “simulated” pleasures and threats such as love stories, misfortunes, and tragedies shown in films can trigger powerful emotions in the viewers.  In this talk Dr Nummenmaa presents an overview on brain mechanisms supporting human emotions and show how we can use cinema to simulate real life for studying the emotional brain.

This event is made possible by the Wellcome Trust ISSF Neurohumanities Programme.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free, but registration is required
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