Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind
More Unorthodox blog updates coming soon, but briefly:
I just found out about a cool new journal called Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind. From the description:
“Projections is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that explores the ways in which recent advancements in fields such as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, genetics, and evolution help to increase our understanding of film, and how film itself facilitates investigations into the nature and function of the mind. The journal also incorporates articles on the visual arts and new technologies related to film. The aims of the journal are to explore these subjects, facilitate a dialogue between people in the sciences and the humanities, and bring thestudy of film to the forefront of contemporary intellectual debate.”
How cool is that?!
Given that two of my biggest passions are neuroscience and film, I think that this journal is one of the more fascinating intellectual ventures I’ve come across. Last year I worked on (as yet unpublished) neuroimaging studies of the cognitive process behind certain editing processes. I think it’s wonderful that there is a whole journal devoted to the intersection of neuroscience and film!
Please do check it out and pass the word along.