Film music experience and experimental methods: Eye tracking, neuroaesthetics

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • film music, eye tracking, Emotion

Description

This project explores the possibilities of using psychophysiological and neuroscientifical methods to study spectators' experience of audiovisual narrative, above all in fiction films. For example, eye-tracking measurements are employed to see whether, and in which ways, attention changes when different sound environments accompany the same scenes, or how the spectator's experience is changing due to shifting interactions between film and music. Eye tracking done so far shows potential not only of measuring spectators' experience, but also of being able to say something about the interaction of film and music in a film aesthetic and theoretical perspective.

Layman's description

This project explores the possibilities of using psychophysiological and neuroscientifical methods to study spectators' experience of audiovisual narrative, above all in fiction films. For example, eye-tracking measurements are employed to see whether, and in which ways, attention changes when different sound environments accompany the same scenes, or how the spectator's experience is changing due to shifting interactions between film and music. Eye tracking done so far shows potential not only of measuring spectators' experience, but also of being able to say something about the interaction of film and music in a film aesthetic and theoretical perspective.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2016/01/012018/12/31

Participants

Related research output

Ann-Kristin Wallengren & Alexander Strukelj 2017 Seeing into Screens : Eye Tracking and the Moving Image. Dwyer, T., Perkins, C., Redmond, S. & Sita, J. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic, p. 65-85

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Ann-Kristin Wallengren & Donnelly, K. J. 2015 In : Music and the Moving Image. 8, 2 ( Psychology of Film Music, special issue), p. 3-4

Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

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Related activities

Ann-Kristin Wallengren (Speaker)
2016 Apr 27

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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