Hay películas que duelen: las sensaciones de dolor en el cine desde una perspectiva cognitiva


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teoría fílmica, estética fílmica, sensaciones, emociones, dolor, empatía


Pocos espectadores podrán negar haberse encogido de dolor ante alguna imagen explícita de una fractura, un corte o un desgarro, o haberse visto contagiados por el intenso sufrimiento que las expresiones de algún personaje denotaba. A pesar de ello, pocas investigaciones han ahondando en el estudio de los mecanismos estéticos y psicofísicos del dolor cinematográfico. Partiendo de las conclusiones de investigaciones recientes en el ámbito de las neurociencias cognitivas, este trabajo hace inventario de algunas de las vías por las que un artefacto audiovisual puede provocar sensaciones de dolor en sus espectadores, teniendo en cuenta la relación entre los factores corporales y las estrategias estéticas que las modulan. Esta casuística se acompaña de una serie de ejemplos concretos en los que se analiza las estrategias seguidas para su elicitación, así como el modo en que estas sensaciones se integran en la experiencia completa de cada escena.


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Aertsen, V. (2017). Hay películas que duelen: las sensaciones de dolor en el cine desde una perspectiva cognitiva. index.Comunicación, 7(1), 243–268. Recuperado a partir de https://indexcomunicacion.es/index.php/indexcomunicacion/article/view/331