Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games

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Animation and Neurocinematics: Visible Language of E-motion-S and Its Magical Science

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_70-1



Animation: is the emotional energy in motion of a visual thinking. The illusion of life by making sequential drawings (or 3D representations) of a continuing action and projecting their photographs onto the screen at a constant rate.

Neurocinematics: refers to the neuroscience of film, term coined by Uri Hasson from Princeton University, who studies the effects on the viewer’s brain activity when watching a given film.


Why does it matter what we know about emotions when making movies? Can an animation help us to understand them better? Even if we naturally learn by telling stories, people may forget words and events, but they will never forget how something makes them feel. Movies touch our hearts in the same way they touch our minds.

Whether we hope to spot concealed emotions or seek compassionate connection, our ability to see and respond to others’ often...


Emotional Regulation Emotional Intelligence Visual Literacy Emotional Energy Emotion Reveal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Animation WorkshopVIA University CollegeViborgDenmark
  2. 2.University Polytechnic of ValenciaValenciaSpain