840102 :The Brain and the Movies

General info

Instruction language English
Type of Instruction Lectures (Lecture schedule)
Type of exams written exam, paper (Examination schedule)
Level:Bachelor
Course load:6 ECTS credits
Registration:Enrollment via Blackboard before start of lectures
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Lecturer(s)


dr.ing. S.C.J. Bakkes (coördinator)


Objectives

- The student understands selected core concepts in psychology, and can critically analyse their relationship to the domain of (interactive) media. Specifically, the student has acquired an academic understanding of (1) immersion & presence, (2) reinforcement & addiction, (3) experience modelling, (4) empathy, (5) memory, and (6) personalisation.

- The student can explain selected concepts in psychology, and can illustrate how the concepts relate to the domain of interactive media.

- The student can analyse which psychological concepts are relevant for establishing a certain media experience, and can create a short film that demonstrates / manipulates this concept.


Contents

This course is focused on ‘The Brain and (Interactive) Media’. As such it does not exclusively focus on relatively passive media (such as cinema), but also focuses on interactive media (such as video games) and media that provide embodied experiences (such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality).

The global contents of the course are listed below.
- Immersion & Presence.
- Reinforcement & Addiction.
- Experience Modelling.
- Empathy.
- Memory.
- Personalising Interactive Experiences.


Specifics

Assessment will take place with a regular exam (60%), paper presentations (20%), and producting a short film (20%).

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FOR LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES STUDENTS ONLY!


Compulsory Reading

  1. On-line articles and slides on Blackboard.


Recommended Reading

  1. Dick Swaab, We are Our Brains; From the Womb to Alzheimer's, Groothandel Pen, 2015, ISBN 9780141978239.


Required Prerequisites

None


Recommended option for

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences ( 2016, 2017 )
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Elective major Social Sciences ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Elective major Humanities: European History and Culture ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Elective major Business and Management ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Elective major Law in Europe ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Elective major Cognitive Neuroscience ( 2016, 2017 )

(18-jul-2017)