Movies And The Mind

When the action gets tense on the silver screen, we tell ourselves, “It’s only a movie.” And yet, we still hold on tight to the edges of our seats until the hero arrives. This hour, we’ll listen back to our January conversation with Washington University psychology professor Jeffrey M. Zacks, who we talked to about how our minds process moving images. His book on the topic is Flicker: Your Brain on Movies (Oxford University Press).

Listen to the podcast here.