Neuroscience and Media
New Understandings and Representations
Edited by Michael J. Grabowski
Routledge – 2014 – 216 pages
This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion within mediated environments. The book highlights interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the production and reception of cinema, television, the Internet and other forms of mediated communication that take into account new understandings of how the embodied brain senses and interacts with its symbolic environment. Moreover, as popular media shape perceptions of the promises and limits of brain science, contributors also examine the representation of neuroscience and cognitive psychology within mediated culture.
Introduction Michael Grabowski Part 1: Neuroscience of Media 1. Neuromediation: An Ecological Model of Mass Communication Michael Grabowski 2. Nurturing the Developing Brain of Digital Natives Michael Rich 3. Neurobiology of Teen Brain Development and the Digital Age Jennifer T. Sneider & Marisa M. Silveri 4. Neural Correlates of the Multisensory Film Experience Luis Rocha Antunes 5. The Reverberatory Narrative: Toward Story as a Multisensory Network Dana Coester 6. Embodied Protonarratives Embedded in Systems of Contexts: A Neurocinematic Approach Pia Tikka and Mauri Kaipainen 7. Seeing In, and Out, to the Extended Mind through an EEG Analysis of Page and Screen Reading RC MacDougall 8. On the Origins of Propaganda: Bio-cultural Perspectives on Social Cohesion Bob Schapiro & Stanley H. Ambrose Part 2: Neuroscience in Media 9. Mind Control in Popular Media Steven Gibson 10. "My Brain Made Me Do It!" Neuroscience, Criminal Justice and Media Emilia Musumeci 11. The Golden Voice of Neuroscience: Fact Finding in Western Buddhist Media Jenell Johnson 12. Mindful Media: Representations of the Effects of Mindfulness on the Brain in YouTube Videos Andrée E.C. Betancourt and Elise E. Labbé 13. Selling the Brain: Representation of Neuroscience in Advertising Celia Andreu-Sánchez and Miguel Ángel Martin-Pascnal 14. Braining Your Life and Living Your Brain: The Cyborg Gaze and the Gendering, Chronification, and Ageing of the Brain Alexander Stingl
Michael J. Grabowski is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Manhattan College, USA