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Film Content, Editing, and Directing Style Affect Brain Activity, NYU Neuroscientists Show
May 15, 2008
Using advanced functional imaging methods, New York University neuroscientists have found that certain motion pictures can exert considerable control over brain activity. Moreover, the impact of films varies according to movie content, editing, and directing style. Because the study, which appears in Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, offers a quantitative neuroscientific assessment of the impact of different styles of filmmaking on viewers brains, it may serve as a valuable method for the film industry to better assess its products and offer a new method for exploring how the brain works.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Appoints Mark Wing-Davey Chair of Graduate Acting Program
May 12, 2008
Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean of the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, today announced that the British actor, director, and teacher Mark Wing-Davey has been named chair of and arts professor in the School s Graduate Acting Program. Wing-Davey will begin his appointment September 1, 2008.