Torben Grodal The Psychology of Flow

The film scholar who has most recently proposed an explanation of filmic emotions based on cognitive psychology research is Torben Grodal. Grodal's book Moving Pictures A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognitions 14 begins by investigating an enormous issue the status of fictional representation itself. He provides a striking explanation for the philosophical conundrum of how we can respond emotionally to representations that are not true or real in a strict sense. Using cognitive...