Cinema and the brain: Eisenstein-Vygotsky-Luria's collaboration

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project will be the first systematic and interdisciplinary study of a unique intellectual collaboration between the
revolutionary Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, the founder of contemporary neuroscience Alexander Luria,
and the cultural psychologist Lev Vygotsky. The research program that these three pioneers conducted from the
1920s until the 1940s addressed the neural basis and semiotics of screen aesthetics. This project will use this
major collaboration as a paradigmatic case study, identifying crucial considerations and principles for successful
interdisciplinary research on the relationship between the brain sciences, cinema theory and psychology in the
digital age.
Effective start/end date1/01/1630/06/20


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD283,536.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD49,464.00