Précis of flicker: Your brain on movies

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This article is a précis of the book Flicker: Your Brain on Movies (Zacks 2014). Flicker aims to introduce a broad readership to the psychology and neuroscience that underlies their experience in the movie theater. The book covers a range of topics, including emotional experience, adaptation from texts to films, memory and propaganda, movie violence, film editing, and brain stimulation. Cutting across the specific topics are a few broad themes: the evolution of the brain and mind, the role of automatically evoked responses in film viewing, and the role of behavioral and neural plasticity in everyday experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalProjections (New York)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Editing
  • Emotion
  • Evolution
  • Memory
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Violence
  • Vision


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