Milano Unit

UNIT 3 : UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE - MILANO

perception.performativity.mi@gmail.com


  1. EUGENI Ruggero Full Professor - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Milano ruggero.eugeni@unicatt.it (member from 22/11/2015)
  2. MANZOTTI Riccardo Confirmed Assistant Professor - Università IULM - Milano riccardo.manzotti@iulm.it (member from 04/12/2015)

Adjunct members:

UNIT RESEARCH SCOPE

Time perception and performativity in audiovisual experiences: editing, camera movements, action and narrative manipulations. A neurofilmological approach.

The unit explores the issue of the subjective experience of filmic and audiovisual time, adopting an interdisciplinary framework that combines traditional, theoretical and textual approaches to the moving images with contributions deriving from the fields of neurosciences and cognitive psychology (“neurofilmology”).

Based on their technical features, filmic and audio-visual products can shape spectators’ temporal experience in manifold ways, often contradicting the commonly accepted rules of objectively measurable time. Among the different temporal alterations that audiovisual media and moving images can trigger, the unit is specifically interested in those occurring into the domains of duration estimation and time passage perception.

The research pays particular attention to hypotheses connecting these aspects of time elaboration to movement, action performance and action observation. Indeed, as recently suggested, neural mechanisms related to motor planning, execution and monitoring might play a crucial role in defining the subjective experience of time. Could the same mechanisms also affect duration estimation and time passage perception in the case of audiovisual experiences – for instance in the wake of the “embodied simulation” hypothesis?

Indeed, movement manifests in a particularly rich and multifarious way in filmic and audio-visual products. The latter comprise not only the movements of diegetic subjects and objects, but also all those that can be identified as “discourse movements”: editing and camera movements, cuts, fades-in and fades-out, and other techniques enabling the images to progressively make their appearance on the screen. In addition to spatially segmenting the audio-visual flow, and most crucially for this research, those strategies articulate the latter in series of temporal events and impart the unfolding of the images its peculiar rhythmic structure.

On these bases, one of the unit’s most urgent goals is to clarify the ways in which these kinds of cinematic movements can influence spectators’ temporal experience. In order to achieve this goal, the unit will take action on three complementary fronts. First, it will reconsider and assess the theoretical debates on time experience, time hermeneutics, time estimation, filmic rhythm, event segmentation. Second, it will launch a series of experiments aimed at assessing, through data collection and analysis, the impact of several audiovisual factors on time estimation. Finally, it will build a more general theoretical account of the experience of filmic and audiovisual time that experimental data should both corroborate and continuously put to test.

Key words:

Subjective time, time estimation, duration estimation, time passage perception

Audiovisual time, filmic time, cinematic time

Movement, motor planning, motor execution, motor observation, action, performativity, embodies simulation

Rhythm, pace, action, editing, camera movements, event segmentation.

RESEARCH, ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS DIFFUSION

PUBLICATIONS

EUGENI RUGGERO (2018). "What Time Is In? Subjective Experience and Evaluation of Moving Image Time". Reti, Saperi, Linguaggi - Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences, 1, 81-96.

Download the article:

https://www.academia.edu/37663840/WHAT_TIME_IS_IN_SUBJECTIVE_EXPERIENCE_AND_EVALUATION_OF_MOVING_IMAGE_TIME

FUTURE EVENTS

  • NOVEMBER 27th-29th, 2018 - AARHUS INSTITUTE OF ADVANCES STUDIES (AARHUS, DENMARK)

Worlding the Brain 2018: Tools of Collective Prediction: Music, Art, Literature, Religion

BALZAROTTI STEFANIA, CAVALETTI FEDERICA: "The Influence of Film Editing Style on Time Perception: An Experimental Study"

PAST EVENTS

  • November 12th, 2018 - CASA DELLA MUSICA (PARMA, ITALY)

CUC (Consulta Universitaria Cinema) - Ricerche dottorali. Fonti e metodi

CAVALETTI FEDERICA: "La percezione del tempo nell'esperienza cinematografica: potenzialità e sfide di un approccio neurofilmologico"

Intervento Parma.pptx
  • JUNE 27th-29th, 2018 - UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM AND VU AMESTERDAM (AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS)

NECS 2018 Conference - Media Tactics and Engagement

PRE-CONSTITUED PANEL: Tactics of Temporal Engagement in the Audiovisual Experience. A Neurofilmologial Approach

EUGENI RUGGERO: "Take your time. Theoretical Framework"

CAVALETTI FEDERICA: "Time to act. Experimental procedure"

D'ALOIA ADRIANO: "Nut-cutting time. Results discussion"

Invited respondent: TAN ED

  • MAY 3rd-4th, 2018 - UNIVERSITY OF GENOA (GENOA, ITALY)

Tecnofobia e tecnofilia nelle pratiche artistiche e mediali contemporanee

Eugeni Ruggero: "Out of joint. Appunti sui media audiovisivi come tecnologie del tempo"


Out_of_joint_Presentazione.pdf
  • NOVEMBER 2nd-4th, 2017 - UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM (AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS)

Worlding the Brain 2017: Affect, Care, Engagement

PRE-CONSTITUTED PANEL - TIME PERCEPTION IN THE AUDIOVISUAL EXPERIENCE

Eugeni Ruggero: "A Matter of Time. A Neurofilmological Approach to Time Estimation"

Cavaletti Federica: "Out of my Mind, Out of your Time. Psychopathological Distortions of Time in Real Life and Cinema"

D'Aloia Adriano: "When Time Flies. Measuring Time Estimation"

WtB-1_Ruggero.pptx
WtB-2_Adriano.pptx
WtB-3_Federica.pptx
  • SEPTEMBER 27th-30th, 2017 - PALAZZO GIAVANTI (NOTO, ITALY)

CODISCO X / / PRIN: PERFORMATIVE DIMENSIONS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES

Eugeni Ruggero: "What Time is in? Subjective Perception of Time in the Audiovisual Experience" (research updates)

D'Aloia Adriano: "Che tempo che fa. Media audiovisivi ed esperienza del tempo"

Manzotti Riccardo: "Approcci neuroscientifici e fisicalisti alla cognizione e alla coscienza"

2017_09 What Time is in- (Noto) senzavideo.pptx
  • JUNE 11th-14th, 2017 - AALTO UNIVERSITY (HELSINKI, FINLAND)

SCSMI (Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image) Conference 2017

Eugeni Ruggero and D'Aloia Adriano: "What Time is in? Subjective Perception of Time in the Audiovisual Experience"

  • MARCH 6th-7th, 2017 - UNIVERSITÈ JEAN MOULIN LYON 3 (LYON, FRANCE)

Journée d'études - L'empathie à l'épreuve de l'interface écran

Eugeni Ruggero: "Le temps réfléchi. Perception empathique du mouvement et expérience subjective du temps dans l’audiovisuel"

Le temps réflechI présentation.pptx