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The Resource Flicker : your brain on movies, Jeffrey M. Zacks

Flicker : your brain on movies, Jeffrey M. Zacks

Label
Flicker : your brain on movies
Title
Flicker
Title remainder
your brain on movies
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey M. Zacks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How is it that a patch of flickering light on a wall can produce experiences that engage our imaginations and can feel totally real? From the vertigo of a skydive to the emotional charge of an unexpected victory or defeat, movies give us some of our most vivid experiences and lasting memories. They reshape our emotions and worldviews - but why? In Flicker, Jeff Zacks delves into the history of cinema and the latest research to explain what happens in your head when you sit down in the theatre and the lights go out. Some of the questions Flicker answers: Why do we flinch when Rocky takes a punch in Sylvester Stallone's movies, duck when the jet careens toward the tower in Airplane!, and tap our toes to the dance numbers in Chicago or Moulin Rouge? Why do so many of us cry at the movies? What's the difference between what happened in real life - and can we always tell the difference? To answer these questions and more, Flicker gives us an engaging, fast-paced look at the mind's fascinating relationship with the silver screen."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zacks, Jeffrey M
Dewey number
791.4301/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A8
LC item number
Z33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture audiences
  • Motion pictures
  • Emotions
  • Cognition
Label
Flicker : your brain on movies, Jeffrey M. Zacks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A trailer -- From up on a screen to inside your head : Your brain wasn't built for movies ; The movie in your head ; Tearjerkers and sitcoms ; How movies make memories ; The dark side -- The tricks that make movies work : Action! ; Cut! ; Bottlenecks, spotlights, and chunks ; Sleight of hand ; Virtual futures ; Epilogue: Stinger
Control code
ocn877369533
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 342 pages
Isbn
9780199982875
Lccn
2014013120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)877369533
Label
Flicker : your brain on movies, Jeffrey M. Zacks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A trailer -- From up on a screen to inside your head : Your brain wasn't built for movies ; The movie in your head ; Tearjerkers and sitcoms ; How movies make memories ; The dark side -- The tricks that make movies work : Action! ; Cut! ; Bottlenecks, spotlights, and chunks ; Sleight of hand ; Virtual futures ; Epilogue: Stinger
Control code
ocn877369533
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 342 pages
Isbn
9780199982875
Lccn
2014013120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)877369533

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