Publication
Title
Embodied visual meaning : image schemas in film
Author
Abstract
This article examines embodied visual meaning in film, the ways that film makes use of recurring dynamic patterns of our shared bodily interactions with the world (image schemas) to communicate abstract meaning to the viewer. Following the lead of recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience, the article argues that this metaphorical transference of abstract thought by means of image schemas is possible via the activation of embodied mirroring mechanisms in the observer. This empathetic and physical encounter of the viewer with the representational content and form of the work is crucial to the understanding of abstract conceptual thought in film.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Projections: The Journal for Movies & Mind
Publication
2012
ISSN
1934-9688
Volume/pages
6:2(2012), p. 84-101
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 22.11.2012
Last edited 22.11.2016
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