Flicker: Your Brain on Movies

Flicker: Your Brain on Movies


How is it patch of flickering gentle on a wall can produce reviews that have interaction our imaginations and will consider completely genuine? From the vertigo of a skydive to the emotional cost of an unforeseen victory or defeat, video clips provide us a few of our such a lot brilliant stories and lasting thoughts. They reshape our feelings and worldviews--but why?

In Flicker, Jeff Zacks delves into the heritage of cinema and the newest learn to give an explanation for what occurs on your head in the event you take a seat within the theatre and the lighting fixtures exit. many of the questions Flicker solutions: Why will we draw back while Rocky takes a punch in Sylvester Stallone's videos, duck while the jet careens in the direction of the tower in Airplane!, and faucet our ft to the dance numbers in Chicago or Moulin Rouge? Why achieve this many folks cry on the video clips? what is the distinction among what occurred in a film and what occurred in genuine life--and will we continuously inform the adaptation? to respond to those questions and extra, Flicker offers us a fascinating, fast paced examine the mind's attention-grabbing dating with the silver monitor.

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