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Flicker Your Brain on Movies

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ISBN-10: 0199982872

ISBN-13: 9780199982875

Edition: 2014

Authors: Jeffrey Zacks

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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 most 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 between your ears 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 towards the tower in Airplane,…    
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 9.30" wide x 6.20" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English